Elderly man missing for days in Kangar found dead in thicket


KANGAR: An elderly man who had gone missing for days was found dead, sprawled on his back and shirtless in only a sarong, in a thicket near Sungai Kampung Titi Tok Bandar here Saturday (April 20) morning.

Perlis police chief Comm Datuk Muhammad Abdul Halim said the elderly man, who was identified as Che Man Che Pi, 68, was found lifeless by a man in the vicinity at 11.10am Saturday.

"From preliminary investigations, we found that the man had died... and positively identified by his son, who upon questioning, said his father had been missing from their home in Kampung Medan Utan Aji for the past three to four days,” he said in a statement here Saturday night.

Comm Muhammad said a search to find the missing elderly man was undertaken by family, kin and friends but proved futile.

It was also learnt that the man had a history of high blood pressure and was receiving psychiatric treatment at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) here.

He said the forensic team of the Perlis contingent police headquarters had carried out an examination of the body of the deceased and detecting no foul play, classified the case as sudden death for the time being.

"The man’s body has been taken to the Forensic Unit of Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar for further investigation,” he said. - Bernama

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