A Malaysian in Australia who went missing in December 2020 has been found buried 6 feet under near Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia on 3 April.
According to the country’s news portal 9news, the human remains are believed to be that of a Malaysian man, named ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong. However, the police are still conducting forensic examinations and DNA tests to confirm the identity of the body.
The 24-year-old victim is believed to have been killed between 25 December 2020 and 8 January 2021.
According to a report by Daily Mail, his family in Malaysia last spoke to him on 28 December 2020. Jacky had been living in Sydney since 2016.
His family told the police that they believe Wong was working in NSW before his disappearance.
It was also reported that Jacky was in Australia on a holiday visa, but in reality, he was working as a ‘crop sitter’ for a south-east Asian crime group growing commercial amounts of marijuana.
“We know Jacky was working for a criminal enterprise involved in the cultivation of cannabis in regional NSW around the time of his alleged murder,” said drug and firearms squad commander Detective Supt John Watson.
“The circumstances of his death are particularly gruesome.”
“These criminal groups are known for targeting young individuals with the promise of easy money, which often leads to them working in illegal grow houses on remote properties.”
The police believed that the gruesome murder was due to a dispute over money with more senior members of the gang.
The 3 men from the drug syndicate who allegedly murdered Jacky are aged 33, 22 and 28, respectively and have since been arrested and charged in connection with his death last month.