American pastor found bound and dead in Ulu Klang

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — A 62-year-old American pastor was found bound and dead in his double-storey house in Taman Sri Ukay, Ulu Klang here yesterday, said police.

The Sunday Star reported that David James Ginter’s body was discovered with his hands and legs bound while his neck was wrapped with a mobile phone charger wire.

Ginter had been living in Malaysia for four years and was a pastor in a Jalan Ampang church, the weekly said, quoting sources.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Amiruddin Jamaluddin said the victim’s wife, an Australian woman who is away in Australia, last contacted her husband at about 10pm on Friday.

“We are still investigating the motive. There is no sign of forced entry but we are not ruling out the possibility of robbery as one of the motives,” he was quoted as saying in the report.

Amiruddin said the body has been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.

“She (the wife) had asked her neighbour to check on her husband after she failed to contact him this morning,” he said, adding that the neighbour had a spare key.



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