Manhunt for murder suspects

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INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY: Mun (centre) fielding questions from reporters yesterday. On his right is Stanley.

MIRI: Police have launched a manhunt for individuals who might have a hand in the killing of two Indonesian men who were found buried under five feet of dirt in a construction site here on Thursday afternoon.

The dead are believed to be father and son, but their identities have yet to be ascertained.

Their bodies, with heads almost severed and abdomens cut opened, were dug out by a police team headed by Miri deputy police chief Supt. Stanley Jonathan Ringgit at about 12.30pm.

Miri police chief ACP Mun Kock Keong told The Borneo Post yesterday that preliminary findings indicated that the duo might have been killed using sharp objects.

On rumours that literally all workers at the construction site had disappeared after the gruesome find, Mun said: “We have set up a special task force to investigate the allegations.”

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The incident came to light at about 8am on Thursday morning when Lutong police station received a report that a suspicious smell were emanating in the area.

Acting on the report lodged, Stanley and his team rushed to the scene which is located about 14km from the city centre.

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