The man was killed while the wife was at work, in a double murder that ended with the two bodies stuffed into separate suitcases, police said today.
Although the woman’s body, identified as Emilly Tan Siew Mee, 52, was found first, in Section 27 Shah Alam, William Lim Ah Kee @ Lim Kok Hoe, 79, was the first victim.
The murder suspects, two brothers from India, aged 19 and 25, are in police custody.
Lim was stabbed seven times in the stomach and slashed twice in the neck with a foldable six-inch knife, Shah Alam OCPD Baharudin Mat Taib said in a press conference yesterday.
The brothers, who come from Punjab, were renting a room in the couple’s apartment at Main Place, Subang Jaya, Baharudin added.
Lim was murdered on August 23, between 11pm and midnight, while Tan was at work in a restaurant nearby.
“They then stuffed the body into a large suitcase, loaded it onto their EX5 motorcycle and disposed of the suitcase in a drain near the Alam Megah LRT station in Subang Jaya,” Baharudin said.
When the wife came home from work and saw bloodstains in the apartment and that her husband was missing, the two brothers pounced on her and stabbed her 13 times in the chest and stomach and slashed her in the neck, he said.
“They then stuffed her into another suitcase and dumped it in a drain in Persiaran Kuala Selangor, Section 27 in Shah Alam.
“This is what we theorise happened because we haven’t got conclusive evidence of the chain of events,” he said.
The brothers, who worked as security guards at a nearby mall, were arrested separately at different locations on Aug 29.
“One was apprehended by Subang Police in USJ 11 and the other was arrested in Kota Kemuning.”
Baharudin said the motive was unknown and that police were still questioning the suspects.
The brothers had led police to the sites where they had dumped Lim’s body and disposed of the murder weapon.
“The body and the murder weapon were found within a 3km radius of each other,” he said.
The suitcase containing Tan’s body was found by two telecommunications technicians, in Jalan Persiaran Kuala Selangor in Section 27, at 5.30am on Monday.
The two bodies were identified by their fingerprints.
Police said no one had stepped forward to claim the bodies of the couple, who were childless.
Magistrate Hanie Dzatul Akhmar Zulkefli issued a remand order for seven days for the two brothers. – TMI