Woman found dead in hotel
18 Oct 2006
BENTONG: A woman was found murdered in a hotel room in Genting Highlands on Monday — the second such incident involving women from China in the past month.
The latest victim, a 22-year-old, was found face down between two beds in a room on the 18th floor of the First World Hotel on Monday night. She had bruises on her face and was believed to have been strangled. There were no signs of a forced entry into the room and her valuables including her handbag, mobile phone and travel documents were intact.
Police are investigating the possibility that the victim could have been involved in vice activities and they are now tracking the man who was last seen going into the room with her.
Police have so far detained one suspect, a 52-year-old man from Negri Sembilan, under whose name the room was registered. They believe that he could have been her pimp.He was produced at the Bentong magistrate’s court yesterday where police obtained a 14-day remand order.
It is learnt that the victim and two other women from China were taken to the resort on Monday morning by the suspect. Several hours later the other two women tried to contact the victim and when they could not reach her, they contacted the suspect. The suspect checked the room about 11pm and found the woman. It is learnt that police have seized the tapes from several closed-circuit television cameras in the hotel to help in the investigations. They also recorded statements from the two women.
Resorts World Bhd public relations and communications senior vice-president Datuk Anthony Yeo confirmed that the body was found by the man who had earlier booked the room. On Sept 15, another Chinese woman, Hu Xin Yu, 27, was found murdered in the toilet of her room at the Hotel Classic Inn in Jalan Scott in Brickfields. Police arrested a 27-year-old man from Klang who was charged with her murder.
Police identify murder suspect
19 Oct 2006
BENTONG: Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a Chinese woman at a holiday resort on Monday.
Recordings of closed-circuit television cameras at a Genting Highlands hotelthe First World Hotel showed the suspect entering the room with the victim and leaving alone later. Investigations revealed that the suspect worked for a vice syndicate.
Bentong police chief Superintendent Mohd Yusuf Mahmood said the room on the 18th floor of the hotel, where the victim was found was booked under the suspect’s name. Police now believe the suspect booked rooms for vice syndicates before “selling” them to pimps at a higher price.
So far, police have arrested a 52-year-old man, believed to be the victim’s pimp. On Monday, the pimp was believed to have taken three Chinese women to “service clients”. The two other women tried to contact the victim in her room for several hours and when they failed to get her, they contacted the pimp.He checked the room at 11pm and found her dead.
She had bruises on her mouth and was believed to have been strangled. Police are trying to identify her. “The pimp claims he does not know the suspect who booked the room,” Yusuf said. “The victim is believed to be in her early 20s.He said no identification papers were on her. Police seized a bag filled with clothes in the room.
Meanwhile, police are looking for See Kong Hoi, 36; IC number 700414-10-5003.
See’s last known address is 763, Pandamaran, Klang, Selangor.
Those with information on his whereabouts can contact the nearest police station.
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