Missing real estate agent found dead
PETALING JAYA, July 13 — The body of a half-naked man found in some bushes on the banks of a river in Ara Damansara near here yesterday afternoon is believed to be that of real estate agent Tang Yong Ching, 45, who was recently reported missing.
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said the body, which had injury marks, was recovered following the arrest of two suspects, both foreigners, who were believed to linked to Tang’s disappearance since last Thursday.
Police believed he was murdered based on the injury marks on the victim but the cause of death had yet to be established, he told reporters last night.
“The first arrest was made on Saturday after one of the suspects, 25, tried to use a debit card belonging to the victim. The suspect had entered the country on a student visa but worked as a security guard in the Damansara area,” he said.
He said the second suspect, a 20-year-old student, who was arrested here yesterday, led police to the body.
Police also recovered a Toyota Innova MPV belonging to Tang following information given by the second suspect, he said, adding that based on interrogation of the two suspects, police believed Tang was killed over a business property deal that also involved other realtors.
He added that the victim’s body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem and that the case has been classified as murder.
Tang was reported missing by his wife Ng Mooi Ning when he did not return home after leaving his house in Ara Damansara last Thursday afternoon to meet a client. — Bernama