Published: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 1:43:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 2:31:30 PM
William Yau inquest: Cause of death could not be ascertained, says IO
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
PETALING JAYA: Six-year-old William Yau's cause of death could not be ascertained as his body had decomposed, a coroner's court here was told on Monday.
Senior Investigating Officer ASP Nor Hafiza Mat Nor from the Subang Jaya police district told the court that the post-mortem was conducted by pathologist Dr Nor Ayuti Maseri Abdullah of Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang on Jan 25 at about 9am.
She was giving evidence during the first day of the inquest into William Yau's death.
Lee Keng Fatt was the deputy public prosecutor present, while counsel Goh Kim Lian was holding a watching brief for William's family.
The inquest before Coroner Mohd Hezri Shaharil continues at 2.30pm,
The prosecution will call William's father, Yau Kok Kang, 32, to testify.
William was reported missing on Jan 16 when he reportedly left his family's car while waiting for his parents near an electrical shop in Putra Heights.
His body was found on Jan 24 floating in a river near Port Klang.
The police also could not ascertain the cause of his death, with the post-mortem turning out inconclusive.