Penang man finds headless body and legs in canal, likely link to earlier case?

It was a gruesome find.

The man, in his 40s, came across a flour sack dumped in an irrigation canal in Sungai Bakap, mainland Penang.

What grabbed his attention was the sight of two legs tied with a wire sticking out of the sack yesterday (Nov 27) afternoon.

He alerted police who found both the legs which had been chopped off at the knees and a man's headless torso in the sack, newspaper The Star reported.

The discovery came three days after a head with both ears missing was found outside a restaurant in Bukit Mertajam, about 20km away.

Penang CID deputy chief Asst Comm P.R. Gunarajan said the victim was clad only in a dark coloured long pants with a belt.

Many stab wounds

There were multiple stab wounds on his chest and abdomen, he said.

The body was sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for a post-mortem.

Police were investigating whether the body and head that were found in a black plastic bag outside a Bukit Mertajam restaurant on Monday were those of the same person.

In another case, the bodies of two men believed to be foreigners were found floating in the Kulim River in Penang.

Villagers alerted the police when they spotted the bodies yesterday afternoon.

Firemen fished out the bodies last night.

Source: The Star