Unidentified body found in burnt car

KUALA LUMPUR – A charred body was found in a burnt-outcar off km20 of the Kuala Lumpur-Rawang trunk road here on Friday. Gombak police chief ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the body was discovered by a lorry driver at 5.45pm as he was passing through the area located 500m fromthe main road.

“He saw smoke coming out of the car and, upon inspection, discovered the body in the back of the vehicle before calling the police,” he told reporters atthe scene. Abdul Rahim said police had not ruled out the possibility that the victim had been killed elsewhere before being set ablaze at the secluded spot.

He said no identification papers were found. Abdul Rahim said anyone missing a family member or having information on the incident should contact Gombak police headquarters at 03-61262222 or the nearest police station.