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Double murder may be linked to underworld activities: Police
KAJANG: The double murder of a businessman and his female companion could be linked to underworld activities, police sources said.
Police have not ruled out the possibility that the victim, Leong Kian Sheong, 37, who was believed to be involved in illegal bookmaking and gaming, may have been murdered in a turf war.
Leong, and a 19-year-old part-time model and college student Vivien Wong, were found dead with multiple slash and stab wounds at his gated community Taman Segar Perdana home here last Thursday.
The murders came a week after his business associate, Won Sin Keong, 42, was also found murdered along Jalan Mahkota 1, in Bangi.
Police sources disclosed they are probing into Leong’s background, especially his personal life and businesses. It was learnt that Leong also had at least 10 tyre shops in his name in the Klang Valley.
Leong, from Kuantan, Pahang, had two young children with his first wife. He was in the midst of divorcing his second wife when he was murdered.
His two luxury vehicles, a BMW and a Toyota Vellfire, were also missing in the incident.
Police believed that the case was more than just robbery based on the initial investigations.
Leong and Wong were believed to have been attacked by more than two people armed some 16 hours before their bodies were found.
Both victims were repeatedly slashed in the upper bodies. Wong also had her throat slit. Both were also believed to have put up a fierce fight based on the blood splatters on the wall.
One hour prior to the murder, Wong had tweeted: “6 o’clock alright...dead tomorrow u”.
Police said they are working on several leads but declined to elaborate.
They have so far interviewed Leong’s driver and bodyguard and Wong’s good friend. They will be recording statements from Leong’s former wife, business partners and family members.