KUALA LUMPUR: The search for a South Korean expatriate believed to have been murdered continued despite a sudden change of location.
The search party, led by city deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Arasa, including commandos and K-9 units scouring along Sungai Chinchin, Gombak up to the Karak highway near Bentong called off its search around 1pm yesterday after police found no sign of the missing foreigner.
Instead the police went to Sungai Gombak behind the Putra World Trade Centre to continue the search.
A scuba team from the Fire and Rescue Department was called in to aid in the search before it was halted around 6.30pm due to failing light.
A representative from the South Korean embassy was also present.
It is learnt that the police are checking the location where the suspect was last seen.
“We are checking this location as the suspect might have stopped his car near here for half an hour before leaving the country,” said a police source.
Businessman Kim Chong-yong, 53, was believed to have been killed by a fellow Korean known to him.
It was reported that the victim, who was also president of the Korean Sports Council in Malaysia, was last seen in the Mont Kiara area where he met an acquaintance on the evening of Oct 29.
A missing person report was lodged at the Ampang police station and the embassy was notified on Nov 1.
Police are working closely with Interpol to obtain more information on a suspect said to have flown to the Philippines on Oct 30.
Sources also revealed that the search was launched after police traced phone calls made by the suspect and viewed CCTV footage at the condominium.
When police raided the unoccupied unit, they found bloodstains, leading them to suspect that the victim could have been murdered. - theStarOnline