JOHOR BARU: The process of identifying a woman found stuffed inside a box at Jalan Ringan Industri Ringan, Taman Setia Indah, here, two days ago, could be difficult as the body and her clothes have decayed.
South Johor District Police Chief ACP Shahurinain Jais said however, the police have conducted a deoxyribonucleic acid test (DNA) on the woman believed to have been killed by her boyfriend to determine whether she was the person reported missing (OH) last Friday (June 7).
"For the time being, the police are using statements from the suspects who confirmed the deceased is OH, until the DNA results are obtained," he said in a statement here today.
Shahurinain said the suspects were remanded a week from yesterday to June 17 to assist in the investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Earlier, reports said the 33-year-old woman left her home at Taman Sri Putri, Skudai, here on May 28, but failed to be contacted by her family, the following day.
His family later lodged a police report on Friday that led to the arrest of the two men in their 30s. One of them is the woman's lover believed to have murdered the victim between May 29 and June 4 out of jealousy. - Bernama