A 62-year-old American pastor, David James Ginter was found bound and dead at his double-storey house in Taman Sri Ukay here. His body was discovered with his hands and legs bound while his neck was wrapped with a mobile phone charger’s wire.

Sources revealed that David James Ginter had been living in Malaysia for four years and was a pastor in a Jalan Ampang church. The website of Ginter’s Bridge International Church says he is from a farm outside Portland, Oregon. He came to Malaysia in 2010.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Amiruddin Jamaluddin said the victim’s wife, an Australian woman, who is away in Australia, last contacted her husband at about 10pm on Friday.


“She had asked her neighbour to check on her husband after she failed to contact him this morning. We are still investigating the motive. There is no sign of forced entry but we are not ruling out the possibility of robbery as one of the motives”, he said when met at the scene on Saturday.

He also said the body has been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem.

More to come as the story unfolds.

Sources: The Star, ABC News.

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