Wrapped, bound body found dumped in Port Klang

The wrapped body, seen here from an aerial view, lodged between two beams at the Barter Trade Jetty in Port Klang. — Picture courtesy of South Klang police
The wrapped body, seen here from an aerial view, lodged between two beams at the Barter Trade Jetty in Port Klang. — Picture courtesy of South Klang police

PETALING JAYA, Jan 13 — The body of a man believed to have been murdered was discovered wrapped in canvas and tied several times over with nylon string in Port Klang this morning. 

The victim, said to be dead for over 72 hours, was found floating in the waters and lodged between two beams at the Barter Trade Jetty along Jalan Asa Niaga at 8.17am by a member of the public.

South Klang police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli said the body was topless and wearing only long pants, shoes and socks. There was also no form of identification found.

He said the body was found wrapped in blue canvas from the legs to the abdomen and tied with string, with only the hands and face exposed. 

“Metals rods and stones were found tied to the victim’s calves and back, believed to be used as weights to drown him,” he said. 

“We believe the victim was murdered elsewhere and dumped into the river, where the current swept the body to where it was discovered,” he said. 

Shamsul said the body was retrieved and brought to Shah Alam Hospital for a post mortem examination to be conducted tomorrow.

“Forensic investigators will only be able to establish the cause of death, and if there are injuries once the wrapping has been removed, which would be done during the post mortem.

“We are still investigating the true motive behind the murder,” he said. 

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