The father of murder victim Teng Yong En (phonetically spelled) broke down in tears when his daughter's ashes were brought back home yesterday, 19 January
Teng was allegedly murdered by her neighbour in Taipei, surnamed Lin, who dismembered Teng's body before placing it into two boxes
The investigation into Teng's murder began when one of her friends filed a missing case with the local police on 6 January after she failed to show up at work
The police returned to Lin's apartment after a strong smell of chemical disinfectant was reported by the investigators
When they arrived at the residence, Lin had already disappeared.
A manhunt operation followed suit, where the police studied the surveillance cameras and tracked the global positioning system (GPS) on Lin's phone.
Lin was spotted carrying two cardboard boxes out of his room and placed them in a rental car, which he drove to a mountainous area.
The police found the boxes in a wooded area in Keelung Mountain
As for Lin, he was found dead in an apartment on Baisan Street in Keelung's Qidu District the next day
Teng's ashes were brought back by her family from Taiwan on Saturday night, 18 January, before arriving in KLIA yesterday morning