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Video footage holds key to girl’s murder


PETALING JAYA: A video footage of a motorist leaving a sports bag at the staircase of a shop here holds the key to solving the case of a little girl whose naked body was found at the site.

It is learnt that police are viewing the recording captured by closed circuit television (CCTV) and are hoping to obtain crucial information that can lead them to the arrest of the sadist who murdered the yet-to-be identified girl.

Also recorded were images of a woman loitering around the area and getting into a car.

Sources said police had several other leads but are tight-lipped to ensure that investigations into the much-publicised murder are not jeopardised.

It is learnt that several strands of hairs, not belonging to the girl, were also found on her.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Mazlan Mansor, when contacted, confirmed that police have some leads but declined to elaborate.

However, police are stumped as to why no one has come forward to identify the body or report about their missing daughter.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohd said the post-mortem conducted on the girl revealed the cause of death as a ruptured intestine and massive bleeding.

“However, no seminal stains were found in the girl’s private parts, besides the cucumber and brinjal,” he said.

On Monday, the naked body of the girl, believed to be between six and nine years old, was found stuffed into a sports bag and left at the staircase of a shoplot in PJS1/48 Petaling Utama.

There were bruises on her neck, suggesting that she may have been strangled, and her hands.

Police also took DNA samples from the parents of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, an eight-year-old girl who has been reported missing since Aug 22 after she went to a pasar malam near her house in Wangsa Maju on her own.

Nurin’s parents were called to view the body of the girl on Monday and had said it was not their daughter.

ACP Arjunaidi said police also contacted all district police stations to check on their missing-girl reports.

The body-in-the-bag girl weighed about 18kg and was about 150cm in height. Police also found a birthmark on her left thigh.

A supervisor with a book distributing company found the black-and-blue bag at 8.30am at the staircase of her office. She thought the bag belonged to her employer who had just returned from Singapore.

Her boss, who came into the office later, was horrified when he opened the bag and saw a pair of legs.

Police are appealing to those with missing daughters to call the district police headquarters here at 03-7966 2222.

Meanwhile, MCA Public Complaints and Services Department head Datuk Michael Chong said a RM20,000 reward would be given to those who could provide information leading to the arrest of the girl’s killer.

He said RM10,000 was from the MCA and the remaining RM10,000 from a Datuk who did not want to be identified.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the public, including children, had the right to live, work, study and play in a safe and secure environment.

He said DAP hoped the police would solve the case soon.

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