Police in Malaysia are tracking down the boyfriend of a 20-year-old Vietnamese woman who was found dead last week in what looked like a murder staged as a fall.
A Sunday report on The Star said Tran Thi Kim Sang, 20, was found dead on the first floor at an apartment block in Subang Jaya, around 20 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, on the morning of January 6.
The police first thought she died from a fall but tests at a hospital later found that a sharp cut into her neck also played a role.
Assistant Commissioner Yahaya Ramli, the district police chief, said: “The post-mortem results revealed that her wounds were inconsistent with someone who fell off a building.”
“It showed that she died from slash wounds to the neck in addition to falling from height,” he said.
He said a sharp object, likely a knife, was used.
Sang also suffered serious injuries to her face and broke her right leg.
The police have classified the case as a murder.
They are looking for her 50-year-old boyfriend who has vanished.
“We believe that her boyfriend, the last person seen with her, would be able to shed light on the incident.
“However, he has gone missing and cannot be contacted on his mobile phone,” the officer was quoted by The Star as saying.
Last month, Malaysia police arrested local man Tan Kok Keong, 38, as the prime suspect in the killing of another Vietnamese woman at a budget hotel in Sentul, to the north of Kuala Lumpur.
Tran Thi Thuy, the Vietnamese victim who was nearly 40, was a waitress at a karaoke parlor.
She joined Tan at the hotel room on the night of December 20. The next evening, the hotel staff found Thuy dead in the room while Tan had left.
She was only in her bra, lying on her face, with both hands and legs tied with towels in the bathroom.
The police suggested that Thuy was strangled to death as they found many bruises around her neck.