Yau Kok Yang and Goh Ying Ying, parents of six-year-old William Yau who went missing on 16th January 2013 (Wednesday) near Putra Heights have more or less confirmed that the body is of their son.
According to the Subang Jaya police chief Assitant Commissioner, Yahaya Ramli, the parents identified William Yau based on the scar on the right side of his forehead, two scars on the back of his head, as well as the underwear and shorts on the body.The police are also 75% sure that it’s William Yau.
The initial post-mortem did, however, reveal that William had been dead for a week before his body was found. This means he could’ve been alive for one or two days after he went missing. Authorities are looking into the possibility that he was held captive during that period. However, the body was so severely decomposed that the pathologist found it difficult to properly conclude the cause of death. His eyeballs were missing and his legs were decomposed to the bone. Hence, the case has been classified as sudden death as the initial post mortem report revealed the cause of death is uncertain. (Source)
Meanwhile, the police are trying to work on several theories as to how William Yau could’ve ended up in the river. One of which as that he could’ve fallen into a monsoon drain.
The theory came about when the police, with Drainage and Irrigation Department staff discovered a monsoon drain some 200 metres from where William went missing in Putra Heights. The discovery indicates that William could’ve fallen into the drain and swept away by strong currents. But like William’s cause of death, it’s still too soon to make a conclusion. (Source)
And at time of writing, they’re still waiting for DNA results before making any confirmations on identity. (Source)