SHAH ALAM: Selangor police today confirmed the death of a nurse who went missing almost a week ago.
State police chief Noor Azam Jamaluddin said Siti Kharina Mohd Kamarudin was initially classified as a missing person after disappearing on May 10.
At about 2.30pm on May 15, he said police received a tip-off about blood coming from a condominium unit in Cyberjaya.
“We rushed to the scene and found a body sprawled on the floor. There were slash marks on her chest, neck and head,” he said at a press conference here.
The case is being investigated as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code. Police are in the midst of establishing the motive for her murder, as well as the cause of death.
Two foreigners, a Nigerian, 35, and Pakistani, 38, have been arrested in Kuala Lumpur in connection with the case.
Azam said they were in the midst of tracking down another individual, Nigerian Aliwajuwon Gilbertalowonle, in his 30s, to assist in investigations into the case.
Police are also in the process of establishing a link between the 40-year-old and the duo who have been arrested.
“Do not jump to conclusions on the motive. We are in the midst of ascertaining if business elements are a factor in this,” he said.
The unit where the body was found had been rented by Siti Kharina. However, police have yet to ascertain how long she had been renting the unit.
Azam said the blood flowing out was discovered when the unit’s landlord came with a technician to repair the washing machine.
“The woman’s body was not fully clothed. She is believed to have been dead for four to five days,” he said.
A car belonging to the nurse was also found parked at the condominium, Azam added.
Siti Kharina is survived by her husband, as well as three children — a 14-year-old daughter and twins aged 10.
She is believed to have gone out on May 9 and did not return to her house in Kampung Tanjung Ipoh, Negeri Sembilan.