Thursday, November 15, 2007

Double Murder of A Woman And Her Son : Crime Of Passion

PETALING JAYA: The double murder of a woman and her son on Monday night may have been a crime of passion.

Remisier Koo May Ling’s face was mutilated. This is one of the theories police are working on after it was discovered that there was no sign of forced entry into the apartment. Nor were any valuables taken.It was disclosed that the unit was not ransacked and that there was a substantial amount of cash in the apartment which the assailant did not touch.

The injuries sustained by 37-year-old remisier Koo May Ling were also an indication that it could have been the work of a spurned lover.Koo's face was mutilated and she also had multiple stab wounds on her body.

Her 3-year-old son, Foo Jin Cheong, was not spared either. He had two slash wounds on his head, including one behind his right ear.It is understood that the child may have been killed as he may have known the identity of the killer. The murder weapon was believed to be a fillet knife.The handle was discovered near Koo's body while the other half was embedded in her back.

The murder weapon was believed to have been brought by the killer.Selangor CID chief SAC II Mazlan Mansor said they believe there was only one assailant.Police also want to interview Koo's husband, Foo Ji Hong, but are waiting for the right time as he is still grieving.It is also learnt no fingerprints were discovered at the scene of the crime. Police also seized closed-circuit television camera recordings from the guardhouse at the entrance of the Sri Manja condominium in Taman Sri Manja.

They are appealing to the public to come forward and assist in investigations. They believe the assailant was someone known to the victims and could have been a regular visitor.

It is learnt that neighbours have told police that they heard a loud argument between a man and a woman prior to the murder.Koo had arrived at the condominium about 6.30pm and it is believed that the killer may have been waiting for her.

The bodies were discovered at 9.50pm by Ji Hong who discovered the front door of their condominium unit closed but unlocked. Ji Hong, when met at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary yesterday, said he arrived home and felt something amiss when he discovered the door was unlocked.

"I entered the master bedroom and found the bodies. I do not understand. "She was a kind and helpful person who had no enemies. Why would anyone do this to her?"We were married in 1996 and moved into the condominium soon after."
Ji Hong also said he will continue staying there as the place holds fond memories of his wife and only child.