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Penang body parts case: Cops say woman's lover could have chopped her up

A woman's chopped-up and burned body parts were discovered in Juru, Penang, earlier this week.

Police believe her boyfriend murdered the woman, in her 30s, on Monday.

They also believe he had set her remains on fire in an attempt to hide the crime.

A villager related to the man made the gruesome find yesterday, The Star reported.

The victim was identified only as Intan. The boyfriend, 43, was arrested in Kedah after police received a tip-off.

Saw traces of blood

The suspect’s brother-in-law said he had seen Intan lying unconscious in the man’s house on Monday night.

He thought nothing of it because she was always at the house, which was about 50m away from his home.

“The next day before I left for work, I asked him where Intan was and he told me that she had gone home," he said. "I did not believe him because I could see her motorcycle and shoes still in his house. But I was in a rush, so I left.”

When he returned from work at about 5.30pm, he was still suspicious and went inside his brother-in-law’s house.

“He was not home and then I saw traces of blood,” he said.

After searching the surrounding area, he found a jawbone and several other bones, all burned. He then lodged a police report at a nearby station.

Human bones

Penang Hospital Forensic Medicine Depart­ment head Datuk Dr Zahari Noor was called to the scene by police. He confirmed that they were human bones.

Another villager said the suspect was a loner and did not usually talk to anyone.

Source: Star Online

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