The police have arrested a 42-year-old suspect following the discovery of 15 pieces of flesh resembling human limbs in a sewage tank at a house in Taman Kerian in Parit Buntar, Perak on Saturday (4 June).
According to The Star, Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the police the has received a police report from the 68-year-old victim’s daughter a few days back, saying that her mother had gone missing.
He said the daughter, who stays elsewhere, usually called her mother daily, and when she called on 28 May, the suspect answered and told her that their mother had left the house and not returned home yet.
“After the missing person report was lodged, the police went to the victim’s house to check.’
“However, since the mother and son collected used items and recyclables, the house was in a mess, and after questioning the suspect, the police left the house.”
“Then on Saturday (4 June), a neighbour contacted the police saying that the stench coming from the victim’s house was unbearable,” he said.
Mior said when the police checked the house, they found wooden planks covering the sewerage area at the back of the house.
“When the planks were removed, the forensic team discovered the body parts. We also found several murder weapons at the site,” he said.
The police also believed that the suspect hit the victim’s head, causing her to collapse before mutilating her body.
Mior said that the victim was identified as a 68-year-old woman who lived with the suspect for the past 12 years after her husband had died.
Meanwhile, he said the suspect, believed to be the victim’s son, could be suffering from mental problems.
The preliminary investigation found that the cause of the incident was that the suspect was not satisfied with his father’s inheritance. The police also confiscated a machete, two knives and items believed to be used in the alleged murder.
The suspect is currently detained, and the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.