Forensic checks revealed the body was cut into pieces about a week ago. But no murder weapon was found at the 19th-floor condominium in Jalan Mont Kiara 2.
City police CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner II Ku Chin Wah said the body parts were in five rubbish bags in the fridge, whose door had been sealed with masking tape.
The victim has not been identified.
Police found a driving licence belonging to a woman during a search of the condominium.
Ku said the woman, Nora Jawi Spreen Jawi, was from Sarawak. Her listed address was USJ2/4D in Subang Jaya.
The condominium’s new owners had gone to the place to clean it up. When they became aware of a stench from the fridge, they called the security guards.
The guards removed the tape from the fridge door and found the bags, which contained the body parts.
The condominium had been vacant for more than three months.
Ku said the new owners bought the unit through a bank auction and received the keys on Friday.
He said police are looking for the previous owner.
Source: The New Straits Times
Body parts in fridge: Man killed a year ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Police believe the man who was found dismembered in a refrigerator at a condominium unit in Mont Kiara on Sunday had been killed a year ago.
Sources said he was believed to have been murdered by his wife, his body chopped up into 11 pieces and stuffed into five rubbish bags before being put into the refrigerator.
The door of the refrigerator was then sealed with tape.
City police CID chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah would only say police had detained a woman in connection with the case yesterday.
He said the woman, who is from Sarawak, was nabbed when she turned up at city police headquarters in Jalan Hang Tuah at 1pm after being contacted by police.
Sources, however, said that the woman was the deceased’s wife and police would seek a remand order against her today.
A source said the deceased, a 39-year-old businessman identified only as Goh, and his wife had been staying at the condominium since 2005.
He said the couple had financial problems and the condominium unit was eventually put up for auction last year.
Source: The New Straits Times
IT was almost perfect. The ‘Butcher of Mont Kiara’ had done it nicely, cutting up the body of an unidentified victim into 11 parts before stuffing them into a refrigerator.
A source said police believe the murderer had used a very sharp weapon to cut the hands, legs and neck before placing the body parts into garbage bags.
The identity of the victim has yet to be ascertained as there were no documents found on the victim but police believe he could be the husband of the previous condo owner.
Yesterday, police detained a woman in connection with the case. She surrendered herself at Kuala Lumpur police headquarters in Jalan Hang Tuah.
The woman, who was dressed in red, arrived at the headquarters at 1pm. She was transferred to Brickfi elds police station two hours later.
Police were tight-lipped on the identity of the suspect but it is believed that she had stayed in the condo.
The condo unit was auctioned off for RM400,000 three months ago to a 30-year-old man who made the gruesome discovery on Sunday.
Police recovered a knife at the unit but have yet to determine if it was the murder weapon.
Investigators also found pictures of the previous owner and novels strewn all over.
The Malay Mail also learnt that a neighbour had complained about the foul smell coming from the unit but nothing was done.
“I understand a complaint was lodged but I don’t know with whom. The stench had caused uneasiness among neighbours,” said a security guard at a nearby apartment.
Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief, SAC II Ku Chin Wah, who confirmed the arrest, said the woman had been detained to help investigations.
“We believed the case will be solved soon,” he said.
Yesterday, The Malay Mail had reported that the new owner of the apartment was shocked to find a rotting corpse inside the fridge.
The man got his house keys on Friday.The new owner, who was accompanied by his brother, went to the unit on the 19th floor to clean it when they found the body.
Source: The Malay Mail
Update III: 1/8/2007
KUALA LUMPUR: A love triangle? Police are looking into this possibility as they try to unravel the reason behind the murder of a man whose body was cut up into 11 pieces.
A woman, who was remanded for seven days from yesterday, is helping police in the probe. Sources said police were looking for the woman’s boyfriend to also help in investigations.
The 11 decomposed body parts were discovered in a refrigerator at a posh condominium in Mont Kiara on Sunday by a security guard.
"Investigations show the condominium was previously registered in the woman’s name. She comes from Sarawak," the source said.
"There is a possibility that a love triangle may have turned sour, resulting in the victim being killed before being carved up."
Post-mortem results reveal the cuts made to the body were clean and the sources described it as the work of a "semi-professional".
"All of the body’s internal organs, including the heart, liver, kidneys and intestines, were removed prior to it being stuffed in the refrigerator."
Police have not ruled out the possibility that the internal organs may have been removed to reduce the stench or that the organs may have spilled out as the body was cut up.
Police have also not found the knife or instrument used in cutting up the body.
City CID chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah said: "The suspect has been remanded for seven days starting from yesterday to help in investigations.
"We have yet to identify the body. We are doing a DNA test. But we will be liaising with our Singaporean counterparts."
The dead man is believed to have been a Singaporean.
It was reported that the body had been carved into 11 parts and kept in five rubbish bags inside a refrigerator at the 19th floor of a condominium in Jalan Mont Kiara 2.
A man and his sister, the condominium’s new owners, made the discovery after they went to the place to clean it up.
They had bought the unit in a bank auction and had received the keys on Friday.
Source: The New Straits Times
Update IV: 1/8/2007
While police were tightlipped on investigations into the gruesome murder, The Malay Mail learnt that it had contacted its Singapore counterparts to verify Goh’s status and whereabouts.
The identity of the body can only be confirmed once police get the DNA results from Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
News of the findings had sent Singapore media into a frenzy as they frantically checked possible leads and missing persons’ reports lodged in the last two years.
Singapore’s Crime Library founder Joseph Tan told The Malay Mail yesterday that a woman, Goh Seng Chun, had approached the organisation in 2005 to locate her missing brother, Goh Kok Seng.
He said when asked for a photograph and police report, she could not produce them.
She was told to lodge a police report and bring a copy of the report and photograph to the organisation before it could take up her case. Crime Library runs a free website to highlight criminal cases, including missing persons.
“She did not turn up,” he said. “The case, therefore, was filed away.” There were also two other cases involving two men with the same name.
The republic’s The New Paper yesterday sent its reporters to the homes of the three Gohs reported missing in 2005 but were told that their families no longer lived there.
On Sunday, a man’s body was found by the new owner of a Mont Kiara Bayu condominium, who bought it three months ago at an auction.
He bought the house for RM400,000 and got his house keys on Friday.
The new owner, who was accompanied by his brother, went to the unit on the 19th floor to clean it when they found the body, which had been cut into 11 pieces, and stuffed inside a refrigerator.
On Monday, a woman surrendered to Kuala Lumpur police. She has been remanded for seven days. It was learnt that the woman was the victim’s wife.
Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigations Department chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah yesterday said police were working with their Singapore counterparts to locate the relatives of a man they believe could be the victim.
“We have contacted Singapore police to get the relatives’ DNA so that we can compare them with that of the victim’s.” Ku said no missing persons’ report had been lodged on the suspect’s husband.
He also declined to speculate on the possible motive for the murder.
“We are waiting for a report from the pathologist to determine the cause of death.” It was learnt that no one turned up at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary to claim the body yesterday.
Last night, based on the address on a driving licence found at the crime scene, The Malay Mail visited a house in USJ2 and was told that the female suspect who had turned herself in earlier, had sold the property one and a half years ago.
“She was very nice; softspoken.
It’s hard to believe that she could have had anything to do with the case,” said the new house owner.
The woman, who declined to be identified, said the suspect used to stay at the house with her mother and brother.
She said the house was sold for RM200,000.
Source: The Malay Mail
Update V: 2/8/2007
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have recovered a sharp object believed to have been used in the murder of a 39-year-old Singaporean who was chopped into 11 pieces and stuffed inside a fridge at a posh condominium in Mont Kiara.
The object was recovered from the condominium.
Police, who were keeping mum on the kind of weapon that was recovered, have sent it to the Chemistry Department for analysis.
It is learnt that relatives of the man, who has been identified as Goh Yoke Seng, had given their blood samples to the authorities in Singapore yesterday for DNA analysis to confirm his identity.
It is also learnt that the blood samples will be sent to Malaysia today.
The man, who was reported missing in 2005, is believed to have been killed about a year ago.
Last Sunday, a man who had bought the condominium in an auction, made the gruesome discovery.
The owner, in his 30s, had gone to clean the condominium on the 19th floor.
The place had been vacant for more than three months and the man, who only received the keys last Friday, decided to clean up the property with his sister at about 3pm.
He suspected something amiss when he smelt a strong stench after opening the condominium door.
He called the security guards, who found the body parts in the refrigerator that had been sealed with masking tape.
At the scene, police found a photocopy of a driving licence belonging to a woman named Nora Jawi Spreen Jawi, whose last known address was USJ2/4D, Subang Jaya.
A 33-year-old woman has since been remanded over the murder.
Source: The Star Online
Update VI: 5/8/2007
The remains of a Singaporean who was murdered and had his body cut into pieces and stuffed into a refrigerator in a Mont Kiara apartment here were claimed by his family today.
The family, accompanied by three policemen from the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters, arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital morque to claim the body of Goh Kok Seng, 39.
Reporters were not allowed to interview the family.
Police brought a Taoist priest to the mortuary to perform the final rites. Goh’s family did not attend the prayers.
Goh was cremated at a Chinese crematorium in Cheras.
BERNAMA learnt that the family decided to cremate Goh here because his body was highly decomposed.
After the cremation, Goh’s family rushed into a waiting car, shielding their faces with jackets, to escape the Press.
Last Sunday, a man who bought the condominium in an auction made the gruesome discovery of Goh’s body.
The owner, in his 30s, had gone to clean the unit on the 19th floor and alerted security guards when he opened the condominium door and smelt a strong stench.
Security guards who searched the unit found body parts in a refrigerator which had been sealed with masking tape. The unit has been vacant for more than three months.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah had said Goh and his wife were married here in 2002 and had lived here since. The couple have no children.
Police have arrested Goh's 33-year-old Sarawakian wife to help in investigations into the murder.
Source: The New Straits Times
Update VII: 6/8/2007
They believe the weapon, could have been used in the murder of the man, whose identity has not been confirmed.
A police source confirmed the weapon was recovered on Tuesday night. When asked if it was a parang, the source said “maybe.” He also could not confi rm if the weapon was an axe or a cleaver.
The recovery was in addition to a knife seized from the condo on Sunday when the body — which was cut into 11 pieces was found.
It is learnt police are waiting for DNA samples from relatives of the victim in Singapore before they can confirm his identity.
Checks with the mortuary revealed no one had turned up to claim the body as of Press time.
Former neighbours of the suspect described her as pleasant. They would bump into her when she visited her mother’s house in USJ2/4D, Subang Jaya.
However, the 33-yearold woman was often heard quarrelling with her mother who is in her 50s.
“She was seldom home and was working in Singapore.
But her stay at her mother’s house, which was sold off 18 months ago, would always be marred by quarrels.
“However, we never interfered.” The neighbour, who declined to be identified, said the suspect was normally at the house during the holidays, especially Christmas.
“We don’t know much about her. As far as I know, the mother had been living there since the house was completed in 1990,” she said.
The couple, who bought the house from the suspect, said the property had three names, including the suspect. The bank loan had been settled.
“We met the suspect once or twice to clinch the deal.
She looked pleasant,” said the husband.
He said police had contacted him on Monday, asking him to record a statement.
“But since I was working, I could not make it. Later, I was told that there was no need,” he said, adding that he only learned about the arrest in the newspapers the next day.
A man, who had bought the condo where the body was found, had gone to the unit to clean it up when he made the gruesome find.
The body parts were placed in garbage bags and stored in the refrigerator. Police believe the body had been there more than a year.
It was reported that the body could be that of a 39- year-old Singaporean, Goh Kok Seng, said to be the suspect’s husband.
The suspect, who had completed an information technology study programme in the United States, had surrendered to police on Monday after her picture was published in the newspapers.
Police obtained a remand order for her until Aug 6.
Source: The Malay Mail
Update VII: 7/8/2007
The suspect’s father, who was present at the Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court yesterday when police obtained a three-day extension on his daughter’s remand order, said her relationship with her mother had been strained because of this.
The 57-year-old father, who was previously a senior office bearer with the Selangor Ten Pin Bowling Association, said he last met his daughter in Singapore in 1993.
“I went there to get her to make peace with her mother. That was the last I heard of her.
We were not living together as I went to stay in East Malaysia,” he said.
The father, who was composed as he spoke to reporters, said he had learned about the case involving his daughter from newspaper reports.
He declined to give background details, jokingly telling reporters that they had already been reported by The Malay Mail. “There is nothing more to tell you (reporters). The Malay Mail accurately reported my details. Semua pun kena (All are correct),” he said.
The father said he was at the court yesterday to show his support for his daughter and exwife, whom he divorced in 1991.
He said his ex-wife’s health had been affected by the daughter’s arrest.
“This (her alleged involvement in the case) has been stressful for my ex-wife.” His ex-wife, however, declined to comment.
“I understand that you (reporters) are doing your job. I’m not angry but please understand that I do not want to talk to anyone yet,” she said, before her 31-year-old son led her away from the court building.
Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigations Department chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah said the remand order had been extended until Wednesday as police needed more time.
Ku also said that the victim’s family had returned to Singapore after police recorded their statements.
It was reported that the body of 39-year-old Singaporean businessman Goh Yoke Seng was found inside a refrigerator at the Mont Kiara Bayu condominium on July 29.
A man, who had bought the condominium where the body was found, had gone to the unit to clean it up when he made the gruesome find.
The victim’s body, which had been cut into 11 pieces, was placed in garbage bags and stored in the refrigerator. The internal organs were missing.
Police believe the body had been there for more than a year.
The suspect, who had completed an information technology study programme in the United States and married Goh in 2002, surrendered to police on Monday after her picture was published in the newspapers.
Weekend Mail had reported that the suspect was a promising squash player in her teens and had represented Selangor in the 1990 Malaysian Games in Kuching, Sarawak.
Her father’s close friend, who did not want to be identified, told the paper that the suspect had stopped representing the state because she wanted to focus on her studies.
Source: The Malay Mail