Wednesday, January 19

Missing businessman found dead with multiple stab wounds

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LOOKING FOR CLUES: A policeman taking fingerprints from the car belonging to the businessman.

BINTANGOR: The body of a businessman reported missing on Jan 17 was yesterday found in a drain at Km21.5 Sibu-Meradong Road.

Bintangor police chief DSP Mohamad Hafipi said there were multiple stab wounds on the neck and back of the body.

He said the police were tipped by a member of the public around 10.30am yesterday.

The tattooed body was then sent to Sarikei Hospital, arriving at 2.30pm.

Later, the businessman’s wife, accompanied by family members, arrived at the hospital to identify the body.

She confirmed the body was that of her husband from the Buddha tattoos on the body and the wristwatch he was wearing.

Sibu police chief ACP Shafie Ismail in a press conference yesterday said the 34-year-old businessman’s car was found at a commercial complex where he was said to have gone to collect RM26,000 from a friend.

“The car was found in good condition and police took fingerprints from the car.”

Shafie said the man was a debt collector working for a money lender.

He said the man had booked a ticket to return to Penang but a check at the airline company revealed he did not use the ticket. It was said that the man had two wives and four children.

The discovery of the decomposed body was the fifth case in the last four months which has claimed 10 lives.

Four in a family were brutally murdered at RTM Road here on Jan 3 and a businessman was shot dead in a mafia style shooting at Brooke Drive on Jan 11.

On Oct 20, three members of a family were fatally slashed at Chew Kung Road in Sungai Empawah.

A woman died with five stab wounds at the Tanjung Maling jetty behind the Old Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum on Dec 10.

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