Boy’s remains buried under kitchen floor @ double-storey terrace in Kepong
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained a husband and wife in connection to the finding of a boy's remains, cemented under the kitchen floor of a house at Jalan 10, Taman Usaha Jaya in Kepong.
The husband, who hails from Perak, was nabbed at a restaurant in Keningau about 7pm yesterday, while his Sabahan wife was picked up about 1am today in Penampang.
Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Police have been searching for the couple, who had lived in the double-storey terrace with their three children, since the victim's remains were discovered on Friday. The gruesome finding was made about 2pm by a contractor who was conducting renovation works there, before police were notified by its owner's daughter.
The remains, wrapped in a piece of decayed cloth, were found buried in a hole which had been covered up with fresh cement. Post-mortem on the remains revealed that they belong to a boy, whose age is estimated to be between 8 and 10.
Forensics expert at Sungai Buloh Hospital, where the post mortem was conducted yesterday (Saturday), found that he had been dead for about eight weeks. However, the relationship between the victim and the suspects is yet to be ascertained, pending DNA test. Cause of the victim's death also remain sketchy as his remains were too decomposed to determine.
It was reported that the couple had been renting the house for about a year, before vacating it without notice last month. Ali was quoted as saying that the husband had requested permission from the house owner to conduct repair works on a toilet there late March. However, when the 68-year-old owner went to the house on April 12, he found that the family had moved out without notifying him. Neighbours interviewed by the New Straits Times said the family had left in a suspicious manner.
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