Hours ago, a severely decomposed body of a fair-skinned, young boy was found floating in a river near Klang. South Klang OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohammad Mat Yusop said the body was fished out by villagers near the jetty of Sungai Sireh, near the Sri Perantau flats.
However, at time of writing, the police said they could not confirm if the body was that of six-year-old William Yau Zhen Zhong, who has been missing since 16th January 2013.
“Based on the height, the boy is either six or seven years old. He was wearing a yellow t-shirt and shorts and has fair skin. The T-shirt had the words ‘Active Group’ in white and ‘Best Team’ in blue on it. The boy also had an injury mark on his head but we are not sure if he was bludgeoned or hit by a boat”, he told reporters at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital.
William Yau’s parents, Yau Kok Kang and Goh Ying Ying were informed of the incident and arrived at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital’s mortuary to identify the body. They arrived at midnight and left about 30 minutes later. Mohammad Mat Yusop also urged the public not to speculate until post-mortem and DNA tests, scheduled for Friday morning, were completed.
At 11am today, the parents of William Yau arrived at the hospital to give samples for DNA testing to help determine the identity of the body. Both of them were escorted into the morgue by the police and then escorted out around 1:40pm. They left without talking to the press and his mother was seen sobbing.
The post mortem has been completed and a Bukit Aman forensic team was seeing leaving the hospital morgue around 1:30pm. Authorities will most likely wait for DNA results (which will take a few days) before making a conclusive identification.
Subang Jaya OCPD Assistant Commissioner, Yahaya Ramli, said that the police are 75% sure that the boy is William Yau. He also added that post-mortem results did not ascertain the cause of death but showed the boy had been dead for a week.