KLANG: Based on leads so far, police believe that only one person was involved in the murder of six-year-old autistic boy Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin from Idaman Apartment in Damansara Damai, Petaling Jaya, last week.
Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan said this was based on the leads, strangulation marks and signs of struggle found on the boy’s body.
“We believe this case involves only one person.
“We have considered all angles, gone through the police database, and carried out mass screenings.
“We hope to gain significant leads to apprehend the offender,” he told reporters here today.
Hussein urged the public to refrain from speculating and give the police space to focus on their investigation based on the facts of the case.
Zayn was reported missing last Tuesday and his body was found the following day in a stream about 200m from the block he lived in at Idaman Apartment.
Hussein said police were scrutinising the dashcam recordings obtained from several apartment residents.
“We did not find the body when we searched that spot in the morning, but we found it that night.
“So it is possible that (the murderer) disposed of the body there when it was raining heavily that evening,” he said when asked about the time the body was disposed of at the stream.
Asked why the police had inspected a storage facility located about 50m from Block R of the apartment building yesterday, he said it was to investigate those who frequented the area and to ascertain if the killer had been there.
“We checked out the fingerprints found there. The investigation is ongoing.
“We are looking at all angles, whether the person is from within or outside the area. We do not want to rule out any possibility,” he said.