Sunday, 12th September 2010
Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others were burnt and the ashes scattered at a river near Ladang Gadong in Tanjung Sepat
Police have confirmed the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others missing with her, saying today the four were burnt and the ashes scattered at a river near Ladang Gadong in Tanjung Sepat near here.
CID Director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said today police will get forensic confirmation to identify the dead.
He said this at a press conference held at the Banting police district headquarters here, hours after newly-installed Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said “more than four people” have been arrested in connecting with the case.
Sosilawati, 47, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsudin, 44, CIMB Kampung Baru officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, were reported missing since August 30 after going to Banting, Selangor, for a land purchase matter.
Sosilawati had told one of her daughters that she was going on a business trip to Banting for three days and was said to be carrying a large amount of cash.
As reported by The Malaysian Insider the police believed Sosilawati and her companions may have been killed and their bodies burned following the discovery of charred remains at the poultry farm in Tanjung Layang, Morib last night. Their ashes may also have been scattered either into the sea or along the beach.
It is learnt that Sosilawati’s relatives have arrived in Banting to provide DNA samples to the forensic team which is based in a Banting restaurant four kilometres from the farm.
Last Monday, police found her BMW at Angsana Apartment in USJ 1, Subang Jaya and the BMW of Ahmad Kamil in front of a hotel in Subang Jaya but the missing millionaire has not been seen since she was spotted buying Raya cookies at a shop in Kampung Sungai Lan, Banting on September 2.
Earlier, police have cordoned off a site at the poultry farm that was said to belong to one of the suspects, where excavation work was expected to be carried out today.
Police at the site said last night that a forensics team from Bukit Aman would be conducting investigations today.
It is believed that police recovered several items belonging to the four missing people at the same farm.
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