Remains of teenager found in durian orchard in Johor, says police

BATU PAHAT: The police have found human remains at a durian orchard here, believed to be that of a 17-year-old who has been missing for the past month.

Batu Pahat deputy OCPD Supt Shahrulanuar Mushaddat Abdullah Sani said the remains were found in the bushy area of the orchard along Jalan Yong Peng – Muar at about 11.15am on Monday (June 24).

“We found a motorcycle and human remains, along with clothes, identification documents and personal belongings of the deceased.

“There were damages on the motorcycle, believed to be from an accident, which led to the death of the victim.

“Early investigation found that the motorcycle had skidded to the side of the road and hit an electrical pole. This caused the victim to be thrown to the orchard,” he said in a statement here.

He said family members of the victim have identified the documents and items found at the scene as belonging to the victim, who was reported missing on May 26.

Supt Shahrulanuar said the deceased is believed to be secondary five student Hafiz Fauzan Abdul Halid, who had gone missing after leaving his house with his motorcycle.

“The official confirmation of the identity of the remains will be made upon receiving the DNA report from the chemistry department,” he said.

He said that the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

“The Criminal Investigation is also investigating if there are any crime elements that have led to the death of the victim,” he added.

The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidate had reportedly left his home on May 25 night and was heading towards his friend’s house to watch football.

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