It has been a week but the whodunit question is still looming large in the murder of an American pastor, whom police believe might have known his killer. 61-year-old David James Ginter was found bound and murdered at his double-storey house in Taman Sri Ukay in Hulu Klang on 4th May 2013. His neighbour, who had a spare key, discovered the body when he was asked by Ginter’s wife to check on him.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Amiruddin Jamaluddin said that post-mortem results showed that Ginter had died of asphyxiation due to gagging and neck compression. Police, he said, had been combing the area for new leads:
Initial investigations revealed that his wife last contacted him at 10pm on Friday. She tried calling him the next day but failed and asked the neighbour to check on himADVERTISEMENT
There were no signs of struggle. His Toyota Avanza with the registration plate WRS 4390 is also missing. We are not ruling out robbery as the motive and that the victim might have known the killer. We have spoken to the neighbour, who discovered the body, but no arrests have been made so far.
He added that police had recorded statements from 20 people and advised the public not to speculate on the case and leave the matter to the police. David James Ginter’s wife, Sheryl had arrived in Malaysia from Australia following the tragedy.
Meanwhile, a memorial had been created online in memory of the pastor.