Police Seek Help Over Nuratiqah, After Decomposing Body Found In Car

Nuratiqah Abdullah, 42, was believed to have been dead for at least two days before villagers alerted police on Sunday
Nuratiqah Abdullah was believed to have been dead for at least two days before villagers alerted police on Sunday.

KOTA KINABALU – A foul stench led villagers to the discovery of a decomposing body of a woman inside a car parked close to the community hall in Kampung Meruntum in Putatan here.

The dead woman identified only as Nuratiqah Abdullah, 42, was believed to have been dead for at least two days before villagers alerted police on Sunday after they went to check the stench from around the car parked close to the community hall.

Penampang police chief, Superintendent Rosley Hobden said they found no external injuries and have sent to the body for post mortem at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A forensics team going through the crime scene. No criminal elements were found.
A forensics team going through the crime scene. No criminal elements were found.

He said the woman was from Kampung Nagapas in neighbouring Papar and they were still trying to obtain more details on her background.

He said a forensic team was brought in to carry out a thorough probe at the scene.

“Early investigations do not indicate that the woman was a victim of crime,” he said, adding that they were waiting for a post mortem report to establish the cause of death.

He urged public with any information to come forward to assist in the investigations.

In TAWAU, a car wash worker was found hanged by the cord of an electric iron at a rented room in Tanjung Batu Laut here early Monday, police said.

Tawau Police chief ACP Fadil Marsus said the 35-year-old man, who was found hanged at about 1.30am, left behind a wife and four children.

It was learnt that the family had some domestic problems, he added.

Fadil said the case had been classified as sudden death.