Police looking for family of man found dead in Kuching

Picture from Borneo Post

By John Isaac

POLICE in Kuching have appealed to anyone whose family member failed to return home recently to contact the police immediately.

This follows the discovery of a man’s body in a ditch at the Wisma Bapa recreational centre by the public around 10.40pm last night.

Kuching district police deputy chief Supt Merbin Lisa who confirmed the incident said it was believed that the deceased had died about two days ago, based on the condition of the body and level of decay.

“We appeal to anyone whose family member has failed to return home recently to go to the police immediately,” Merbin said when contacted by Borneo Post today.

As the body was already decayed, the police could not ascertain the age of the deceased, who was found wearing a pair of jeans and was shirtless.

Initial investigations at the scene did not provide police with any evidence of foul play.

“We have classified the case as sudden death pending a post-mortem report,” Merbin said.

The body has since been transferred to the Sarawak General Hospital morgue.