A Vietnamese woman, clad only in her bra, was found dead in a hotel room in Selayang, Malaysia, local media reported on Sunday.
The victim, identified as Tran Thi Thuy, in her 30s was found lying on her face, with both hands and legs tied with towels in a bathroom of the budget hotel room, located near the Selayang wholesale market complex.
Bernada quoted Sentul district police chief Assistant Commissioner Munusamy as saying that police received a call at about 6.50pm Sunday local time from an employee of the hotel.
“Checks on the body revealed strangle marks around her neck,” he was quoted as saying.
Police said the room had been registered under the name of a local man identified as Tan Kok Keong, 38.
Hotel records showed that Tan checked into the room at 9pm Saturday. Tran, who reportedly worked in a karaoke lounge, went into the room about three hours later.
According to Munusamy, police were looking for Tan to assist investigations.
In related news, a Singaporean man who was accused of murdering a Vietnamese woman last month has been declared fit to plead in court following an extended period of psychiatric evaluation.
Jackson Lim Hou Peng, 40, was charged on Nov. 22 for the murder of Tran Cam Ny, 32, in his apartment at Block 406, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, on Nov. 20.
If found guilty, Lim could face the death penalty.