Married couple found lifeless in workers’ quarters

A policeman at the scene, preparing his kit.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, June 23: Several written apologies were discovered inside a workers’ quarters in Kuala Baram, following the discovery of bodies of a married couple on Saturday evening.

The bodies were discovered by the deceased man’s sister.


The body of the man, 33, a mechanic, was found hanging in the living room with a nylon rope tied around his neck.

Meanwhile the body of his 26-year-old wife, a kindergarten teacher, was discovered motionless on a mattress inside their bedroom.

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said a team of police personnel rushed to the scene after responding to a call at 6.30pm yesterday (June 22).

“The team found several written apologies left by the husband, inside the couple’s bedroom,” said Lim when contacted today.

Police also discovered another letter believed to be written by the wife, expressing wishes as to how their television and washing machine is to be distributed after their death.

“A small bottle and a cup were also discovered in the deceased’s kitchen containing deadly substances (poison),” said Lim.

The case is being classified as sudden death and police have ruled out foul play.

The bodies were taken to Miri Hospital morgue for post mortem. — DayakDaily