PETALING JAYA – Missing DPP Anthony Kevin Morais has been found dead, with his body stuffed in a concrete-filled drum, police said.
Federal Police (Bukit Aman) Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the drum was recovered near Sungai Klang at Persiaran Subang Mewah in the USJ1 housing estate.
He told reporters at the scene that the body was found after police investigated seven suspects, among them a woman and boy, who were detained yesterday. One of them led police to the recovery of the body.
Morais, 55, the deputy chief of the Appellate and Trial Division in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, was last seen leaving his condominium unit at Menara Duta, Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 4 for his office in Putrajaya, driving a grey Proton Perdana car with registration number WA6264Q.
Mohmad said: “We sought the aid of the Fire and Rescue Department and a pathologist to recover the drum at 8 am after the suspect pointed it out to us. The body was found in the drum after it was cut open,” he said.
He said police divers were deployed to search the drum in marshland and a crane hauled up the drum.
“The operation began at 6 am and ended at about 10.30 am,” he said.
Asked whether the body was in one piece, Mohmad said it could not be established as yet because “the body was in a gunny sack and we did not find out whether it had been severed”.
“We will inform you later, after the post mortem,” he said.
On the suspects, Mohmad said police believed that only five of the suspects, all men aged between 22 and 52, were involved and not the woman and the boy. – BERNAMA