Published: Friday January 25, 2013 MYT 11:12:00 AM
Updated: Monday May 13, 2013 MYT 2:27:42 PM
Identity of body likely to be determined only after DNA results (Update 3)
By M. KUMAR, SHAUN HO and WONG PEK MEI
KLANG: The body of the boy found near the Sungai Sireh jetty Thursday evening is decomposed beyond recognition, a police source said Friday.
"It's 50/50, the body is badly decomposed. Can't even tell if the scar (on the forehead) is there or not," he said.
It is learnt that authorities will most likely wait for DNA results before making a conclusive identification.
The post mortem has been completed and a forensic team from Bukit Aman was seen leaving the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital morgue around 1.30pm. The final DNA test result will take a few days.
The parents of William Yau Zhen Zhong, who went missing on Jan 16, were escorted out by police around 1.40pm. They left without talking to the press and his mother was seen sobbing.
They had arrived at the hospital around 11am to give samples for DNA testing to help determine the identity of the body, and were escorted into the morgue by police.
Earlier Friday, MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong, who arrived at the hospital at 10.10am, left around 10.55am, saying they would would help the family in any way they could.
"It will depend on the situation. We are ready to help then in any way necessary," he said.
He added that he contacted the family Thursday night and William's mother, who sounded unwell, was anxious.
"She kept asking if there was news of her little boy. She had not heard from the police yet about the body found near the jetty of Sungai Sireh," he said.
He said he told her to wait for a call from the police.
Chong added that when he contacted the family Thursday afternoon, William's father said they were in Malacca to rest as the mother was not feeling well.
The family home in Shah Alam was empty except for a man claiming to be a relative and caretaker of the house.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said the family was not staying there and told reporters waiting outside the house they were not welcome there.
Neighbours were less agitated, and shared the family's sadness.