Published: Monday January 28, 2013 MYT 10:45:00 AM
Updated: Monday January 28, 2013 MYT 2:10:44 PM
Police: It's William Yau (Update 2)
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI, STEVEN DANIEL and SHAUN HO
SUBANG JAYA: Police confirmed Monday that the boy whose body was found near the Kampung Sungai Sireh jetty, Port Klang, was indeed William Yau Zhen Zhong.
Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the DNA samples provided by William's parents matched the specimen taken from body, which was found on Thursday.
"It is a preliminary report but it is enough to ascertain the body found was William's.
"The body will be released to the family today (Monday) for funeral arrangements," he told a press conference at Subang Jaya district police headquarters.
He added that a special task force had been formed to investigate the case.
"Full post-mortem results will be obtained in two weeks.
"We will investigate all inconsistencies raised in regards to statements by the parents and family members," he said.
Meanwhile, William's parents arrived at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang around 10.20am to claim his body. They were seen carrying joss sticks and an effigy.
Earlier, at 9.15am, they had conducted prayers for William at the spot in Sungai Sireh where his body was found.
They also met the fishermen who found William's body and thanked them.
The family will be taking the body to Bukit Jelutong in Malacca, where the funeral rites and cremation will be held at 2pm.
William, six, the second child of Goh Ying Ying, 28, and Yau Kok Kang, 32, was reported missing on Jan 16 at Jalan Putra Mahkota, Putra Heights in Subang Jaya, after getting out of the car to look for his parents who had gone to an electrical shop.
On Thursday, the body of a boy which was fully clothed was recovered by a fishermen at 6.30pm, before being sent to the Klang hospital for a post mortem.
However, in the post mortem conducted on Friday, the hospital could not determine the exact cause of death because of the highly decomposed state.
The same day, William's parents confirmed that the body was that of their son, based on two scars at the back of his head and another on the forehead, besides the pants which william was wearing when he went missing.
More to come
Cops taking another look at evidence in William Yau's case
MCA calls for justice for William Yau
Residents: William could not have come through village
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Neighbours in shock over death of William
William's family appeals for privacy during time of grief
Cops: Give the Yaus some space