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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bright student found dead in bushes with her head in plastic bag


MIRI: An 18-year old student, who obtained multiple As in the SPM examination results announced two days ago, was found dead in bushes on the outskirts of this city.
Police found Tiffany Wong yesterday with her head wrapped in a plastic bag and her body partially buried in a watery channel in Bakam subdistrict, some 40km from here.
The police were led there by a 19-year-old boy who had surrendered himself at the Miri Central Police Station. He was accompanied to the station by his parents. The teenager, a student of an institute of higher learning here, has been detained for further investigation.
Wong, a student of St Joseph Secondary School Miri, was reported missing since Thursday from her home in Morsajaya here, a day after the SPM results were announced. She is believed to have scored at least four As in the public examination last year.
Grim task: Police removing Wong’s body after she was found in bushes near a small road on the outskirts of Miri.
The place where her body was found was a rural road leading to a settlement with numerous farms and villages.
Miri police chief ACP Jamaluddin Ibrahim declined to provide details of the case.
“I don’t want to comment on the exact details of the case or speculate on what happened until I receive the full report from my investigating officers.
“My men are investigating the case from all angles. That is all I can say for now,” he said.
Since Thursday, the victim’s parents and friends had sent out emails and SMSes as well as postings on Facebook seeking information about her whereabouts.
One of the Facebook messages read: “Dear friends, I am helping my friend to look for his missing sister. She is 18 years old. She just got her SPM results. She is from St Joseph Miri. She went out yesterday at 11am and never returned home. If you know anyone from St Joseph, please ask them.”
Police have sent the girl’s body to the Miri Hospital for an autopsy. - theStarOnline

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