Kuching Man's Blindfolded Body Was Found In A Locked Suitcase With His Hands And Feet Tied
Last night at around 7.24pm, 19 July, a dead body was found inside a piece of locked luggage underneath a bridge in Bau, Kuching
According to a report in the BorneoPost Online, the dead body was found by a man member of the public underneath a bridge at Kampung Pangkalan Baik.
The man was said to be fishing in the nearby river when he spotted the luggage which he said was "emitting a putrid smell". He was shocked to see blood coming out of it when he attempted to bring it to shore, the BorneoPost Online reported him as saying.
Authorities were alerted about the incident, following which Bomba personnel were dispatched to the scene. They hoisted the luggage to the shore and proceeded to open the suitcase, measuring two by three feet, to uncover its contents.
The dead body was found with a blindfold around his eyes, with his head, hands and feet bound with yellow adhesive tape
The victim, in his 40s or 50s, was believed to be beaten up prior to his death.
According to reports, the dead body is believed to be that of an owner of a tailor shop located at Tun Jugah Mall in Kuching. He had gone missing a few days ago and his family had since been searching for him through various social media platforms.
A Chinese news portal See Hua Daily News reported that the victim's wife had identified the deceased’s body at the Sarawak General Hospital morgue last night.
His wife identified the body through the victim's shirt, pants, belt, socks and shoes.
According to the BorneoPost Online's report today, the victim's family feared for the safety of the man ever since he went missing, with his phone unable to be reached.
On Friday night itself, a 28-year-old man was taken into custody as a person of interest by the Kuching District Police Station
The man was arrested after he reportedly visited the Kuching District Police Station (IPD Kuching) last night to assist in the police in their investigation.
During the interrogation, it was found that the man was the last person to be in the same car as the victim before the latter went missing.
Criminal Investigations Department Sarawak chief SAC Denis Leong confirmed the arrest, saying, "Yes, one arrest has been made and he will be remanded today".
According to a report in the BorneoPost Online, the man has been remanded for seven days under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.