K9 unit sniffing out clues for evidence


PETALING JAYA: Four police dogs from the K-9 unit have been brought in to scour the area for new evidence where the body of six-year-old Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin was found.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said the dogs were brought in to search the area for new leads.“We will not give up on our investigations to identify and capture the suspect involved. We are now in the midst of gathering information, be it scientific findings, information from the public or findings from the scene of the incident,” he told reporters at the scene yesterday.

He said police have also spoken to residents in the area on handing over dashcam footage from the day of the incident.

“We are waiting for them to come forward. I believe they will cooperate with us on this.

“We will update you all further if and when we receive any footage,” he said.

Sniffing for clues: A tracker dog from Bukit Aman’s K-9 unit arriving at the crime scene to look for new clues in the murder investigation of six-year-old Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, who was found dead on Wednesday night. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The StarSniffing for clues: A tracker dog from Bukit Aman’s K-9 unit arriving at the crime scene to look for new clues in the murder investigation of six-year-old Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, who was found dead on Wednesday night. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said further updates would be given by Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan.

“Any findings on the victim’s body will not be revealed to the public. We need to maintain confidentiality on this as it could affect the investigation,” he said.

Comm Hussein was reported as saying earlier that the perpetrator could be someone with a prior record. He added that police would conduct mass screenings of residents in the area to see if anyone had prior records.

Earlier yesterday, ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin warned that police would take stern action against those who spread fake news on the case.“Do not share or spread any information that has not been verified. We will not compromise with anyone who intentionally breaks the law,” he said in a statement.

Zayn Rayyan, an autistic boy, was found dead about 34 hours after his reported disappearance. His body was discovered in a river near his home at Idaman Apartment in Damansara Damai at about 10pm on Wednesday.

Those with any information on the case can contact the Petaling Jaya Police Operations Room at 03-7966 2222 or district CID chief Deputy Supt Muhammad Yusof Ahmad at 013-976 0019, senior investigating officer Asst Supt Mohd Hafizwe Ismail at 013-358 7571, or investigating officer Insp Nina Syamimi Syamsuddin at 017-531 6415.

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