Money, jealousy believed to be motives behind Sibu suitcase murder

One of the suspects (right) who was arrested by police at a house at Jalan Tong Sang, Sibu on Oct 6, 2020.

SIBU, Oct 15: Financial problems and jealousy are believed to be the reasons for the murder of a woman whose body stuffed in a suitcase was found at the road shoulder of Jalan Aman on Oct 6.

At about 6.45am that day, the body of Heng Meow Lin, 37, from Perak was found by a passerby who later informed the police.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit revealed today that state CID chief SAC Dennis Leong was leading a team to investigate the case.

“Jealousy and financial problems are highly (likely to be) the reasons that had caused the two suspects to kill the woman. As the case is still under investigation, we are unable to reveal much,” he said.

ACP Stanley said a post mortem performed on the body on Oct 13 at Sibu Hospital by a forensics expert from Kuching showed that the victim succumbed to asphyxia and head injury due to blunt force trauma.

“There are also struggle marks on her neck and body, indicating that she was choked and beaten,” he added.

Heng leaves behind a 16-year-old daughter who is staying in Perak.

The two suspects, a man and a woman, both 37, had their initial remand extended by seven days until Oct 19 by the Magistrate’s Court on Oct 14.

They were arrested on Oct 6 at a house in Jalan Tong Sang for allegedly murdering the woman.

The case has been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code. — DayakDaily