Woman found stuffed in suitcase in Shah Alam was a restaurant manager

Shah Alam police chief Baharudin Mat Taib holding up pictures of the victim, Tan Siew Mee (left), and her husband, Lim Ah [email protected] Kok Hoe, also known as William.

SHAH ALAM: Police have identified the body of a woman stuffed in a brown luggage bag in a drain on Persiaran Kuala Selangor, Section 27, here on Monday as Tan Siew Mee.

Shah Alam police chief Baharudin Mat Taib said police are looking for the victim’s husband, Lim Ah [email protected] Kok Hoe, who is also known as William, from George Town, Penang, to facilitate investigations.

He said members of the public with information on the incident can contact the case investigation officer, ASP Mohamad Daniel Lee Abdullah, at 03-55202222 or any nearest police station.

The identity of the 52-year-old woman from Pokok Sena, Kedah, was obtained via a fingerprint scan at the National Registration Department.

The woman was working as a restaurant manager at a shopping centre in Subang Jaya near here.

He said the victim was found renting a condominium in Subang Jaya with her 79-year-old husband.

“The post-mortem report found 13 stab wounds on the chest and stomach of the woman apart from a slash wound on her neck. The victim is believed to have died more than 72 hours before her body was found on Monday.

“The body of the victim is still at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang and has not been claimed,” he told a media conference here today.

He said the victim’s friend lodged a report at USJ 8 police station on Saturday after failing to contact her since last Friday. Attempts to reach the victim’s husband were also unsuccessful.

He added that initial investigations found the woman was not a robbery victim as her valuables were found in her possession when the body was found.

Baharudin said the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code and investigations on the motive of the murder were still going on.

On Monday, the woman’s body was found inside a suitcase by two telecommunication company employees inspecting underground cable works at 5.30am.