Human skeleton found in mangrove near Kuala Perlis

KANGAR: Bones believed to be human skeletal remains were found in a mangrove forest in Jalan Batu Buaya, Kampung Wai in Kuala Perlis near here on Wednesday (May 29) afternoon.

Kangar OCPD Asst Comm Yusharifuddin Mohd Yusop said his team received information from the public about the discovery of a skeleton in the area at 4.20pm Wednesday.

"A thorough inspection at the location found nothing suspicious. The skeleton had broken bones in three places and (the missing bones) are believed to have been washed away or taken by animals in the forest," he said in a statement Wednesday night.

He said the area is swampy and experiences daily high tides from Sungai Wai.

He also said the initial investigation by the police did not lead to any criminal incident and the case is being classified as sudden death before further action is taken after the post-mortem is completed.

"The Kuala Perlis (station police chief) and team took the skeletal remains to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, Kangar, for a post-mortem. The case is still under police investigation," he added. - Bernama

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