LANGKAWI: Police say they only found a skull and bits of hair believed to be of a three-year-old girl who went missing last month and who is suspected to have been murdered.
The body parts of Nur Aisyah Aleya Abdullah were found 9m off the road in a ravine in Gunung Raya here after a 37-year-old man, who was detained to assist the probe into the girl’s disappearance, led police to the scene.
“We did not find the whole body, only the skull,” Langkawi district police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim told reporters.
Nur Aisyah Aleya was reported to have gone missing on Sunday while in the custody of a married couple who reportedly disappeared after that.
Her mother, Indonesian national Rosmaliah Samo, had gone to the couple’s house to look for her but was told that she was being cared for by someone else.
Yesterday, the police picked up a married couple in Ampang, Selangor, to assist in the investigation.
Iqbal said the couple told them the girl developed fits at their home here and that the man had patted her several times. However, she lost consciousness.
He said the man then stuffed the girl into a bag and took the bag in a car to the ravine and left the girl there.
He said the body parts were found at a different location from where the girl was left and the bag had been discarded elsewhere.
Iqbal said the girl’s mother would be called for a DNA test to identify the body parts.