LAST_UPDATEFri, 23 Mar 2018 10pm

Charred Skeletal Remains Found In Bukit Ampang

AMPANG JAYA: A charred skeletal remains, believed to be of a murder victim's, was found in Bukit Ampang here about 10.40am today.

District police deputy chief Superintendent Md Nazri Nawawi said the remains was still burning when it was found by a road user at the roadside of Ulu Langat highway near Bukit Ampang lookout point here.

He said police received call from the road user about 10.45am.

Officers sent to the scene then found the remains believed to be of an adult from its size, which was still 'smoking' .

"Initial checks by Police forensics unit found that the remains was almost 100 per cent burnt, and there was also a motorcycle tyre underneath it.

"However, due to the condition of the remains, we have yet to ascertain its gender, race or age."

He said the remains will be sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post mortem to identify the gender and cause of death.

Investigations are being conducted under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Md Nazri also urged public members who have missing family member or any information on the incident to contact the district police headquarters at 0342897222 and speak to investigations officer Assistant Superintendent Basiron Jamil.

- Hariz Mohd / New Straits Times