Published: Friday January 25, 2013 MYT 4:11:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 25, 2013 MYT 4:30:13 PM
Reporters stake out hospital Thursday night
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
KLANG: The usually quiet Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital here was abuzz Thursday night as reporters gathered outside for more information on a gruesome find.
The body of a boy, clad in a yellow round-neck t-shirt that fitted the description of what William Yau was wearing when he went missing on Jan 16, had been wheeled into the mortuary in a black bag late evening.
The identity of the body was anybody's guess and reporters were waiting for the police and family members to arrive.
The body, decomposed beyond recognition, was believed to have followed the river current upstream before becoming snagged on a fishing boat near the Kampung Sg Sireh jetty around 6.30pm.
South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop addressed the media around 11.45pm, saying the body was severely decomposed and that a DNA test would take about two to three days to verify the identity of the boy.
Police then quietly brought William's relatives into the mortuary to identify the body.
Reporters were only made aware of this when a car was seen driving off from the back entrance of the mortuary, evading the media waiting in front of the building.
Staff and police personnel at the scene were tight-lipped over the incident and refused to entertain question about the body.
Once ACP Mohamad confirmed the family had left the mortuary, reporters started going home at around 1am, leaving only a few who stayed on to monitor the developments.