The decomposing dead body of a woman was found inside an abandoned suitcase by a man at a bus stop near Kulai Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
The Johor police have classified as murder and are investigating it under Section 302 of the Malaysian Penal Code; they are appealing for members of the public with information to come forward, according to a statement by the Kulai police shared on Twitter.
On Wednesday (12 April), the man who discovered the dead body, had came across the luggage at an abandoned bus stop near the Kulai TNB in Johor and called the police for help at about 1.50 pm, according to a report by Bernama.
The police and forensic investigators subsequently arrived at the scene but had difficulty determining the victim’s identity and cause of death because the body was already at an advance stage of decomposition, according to a report by The New Straits Times.
Superintendent Tok Beng Yeow, the police chief of Kulai, said that the body was 50% decomposed and covered with maggots, and it was then sent to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital for examination.
The pathologist at the hospital determined that the deceased was a woman at least 25-year-old and believed to have been dead for about 2 weeks.
She was also found with an injury under the skin of her skull, and the police are still waiting for the full lab results in order to ascertain the cause of death.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code and has been classified as murder, and should the suspect be tracked down and found guilty of murder, he/she faces the mandatory death sentence.
Superintendent Tok also appealed to members of the public with information on the murder case to come forward.
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