PETALING JAYA, Jan 28 — Police are having a closer look at the case of missing boy William Yau Zhen Zhong following conflicting statements given by family members and witnesses.
They are also retracing the steps of William whose body was found floating near a jetty in Kampung Sungai Sireh, Port Klang on January 24.
They are also re-recording the statements of his parents, his seven-year-old brother and other witnesses, according to a report in The Star today.
The report said inconsistent statements given by key individuals were among the reasons for the decision to meticulously review the information gathered so far.
William, 6, the second child of Goh Ying Ying, 28, and Yau Kok Kang, 32, went missing in Jalan Putra Mahkota, Putra Heights in Subang Jaya at about 8.30pm on January 16.
A fisherman in Kampung Sungai Sireh found his body snagged on his boat at about 6.30pm on January 24.
According to The Star, Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli confirmed that all the possible angles in the case were being scrutinised.
“The lack of conclusive evidence from the post-mortem has compelled us to look for other clues especially at the place where he disappeared and where the body was found.
“All our resources are focused on probing every theory, including that he could have fallen into a storm drain or was killed and dumped into the river,” he was quoted as saying yesterday.
He added that police would record further statements from William’s older brother as well as other family members.
He said the results of the DNA test to conclusively identify the body as William’s were expected to be ready by 10am today.
“If everything goes as planned, the body can be released as soon as the DNA results are obtained,” he was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said the initial classification of William’s case as “sudden death” should not necessarily mean that police would not investigate other possibilities, including murder.
“We will still go through proper investigations to find out whether the boy was killed or died because of an accident.
“We are back-tracking all our findings thoroughly in the course of the probe,” he was quoted by The Star as saying.