Parents Identify Murdered Student’s Body at Kaohsiung Mortuary

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The parents of a 24-year-old Malaysian student who was murdered last week in Taiwan went to a mortuary in Kaohsiung in the early hours of Monday to identify the body, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported.


The parents arrived at the Kaohsiung mortuary at around 1.30am and were later issued a death certificate for their daughter, who will be cremated.

The body of their daughter, a university student in Tainan, was found on Oct 29 in Kaohsiung’s mountainous Alian District after the school reported her missing since the day before.

Based on footage from CCTV street cameras, the victim was last seen alive on Oct 28, walking alone near a railway overpass in Tainan’s Gueiren District.

Police found and arrested a 28-year-old man, who confessed to strangling the student with a length of rope and dumping the body in the mountains of Kaohsiung. The suspect was detained for voluntary manslaughter and sexual assault.

The victim’s parents arrived in Taiwan from Kuala Lumpur at around 8pm Sunday and were tested for Covid-19 on arrival, and then accompanied to the mortuary by Kaohsiung prosecutors.

Yesterday, Bernama reported the family’s lawyer, Yap Hoi Liong identifying the deceased as Irene Chung.

Sibu police chief Stanley Jonathan Ringgit had also confirmed that the deceased’s mother, Ting Ching Ching, 45, had lodged a report at the Sibu Central Police Station on Thursday saying she had received a call from her daughter’s university informing her of her daughter’s murder in Kaohsiung.