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Horror...home-alone woman found dead with slash wounds on her neck
A father’s wish to have his whole family with him to celebrate Hari Raya was cruelly dashed after his youngest daughter was found murdered in her rented flat in Flora Damansara, here, early yesterday.
Yasuhaidah Yeop, 22, was the youngest of eight siblings from Beruas, Perak had been the apple of her father’s eye.
She was found dead near the front door of her unit on the sixth floor by a neighbour who had heard her screaming at about 3am.
A fist-full of her hair had been ripped out, suggesting that the assailant had pulled her by her hair from outside, through the grilled gate, before she was slashed several times on her neck.
There was no indication that the assailant had entered the unit as the grilled gate was still locked.
The salesgirl who worked at a boutique at The Curve shopping mall was alone at the time of the incident.
Her elder sister, Yazniyana, whom she was staying with, went shopping with her boyfriend in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman at 11pm. Yasuhaidah stayed home and watched television.
She had earlier told her sister that she did not want to follow them as she had to wake up early for work the next day.
Another sister, Yanoaini, 35, said their parents were in shock over the incident.
“Ocu, as she was fondly known, was very close to our father, who wanted all of us to be back this Hari Raya but she could only make it back on the fifth day of Raya,” she added when met at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary yesterday.
Yanoaini, however, said her youngest sister was excited and was in high spirits when they met to break fast at her home in Taman Medan, here, on Thursday night.
“I’ve only seen cases like this on television but I never imagined it could happen to my family,” said the distraught Yanoaini.
It was learnt that Yasuhaidah left her hometown for Kuala Lumpur in search for better job opportunities.
Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed said that initial investigations showed that the victim died of slash wounds on her neck.
He added that the investigations were ongoing and no arrests have been made so far.
This was the third home-alone murder involving young women reported in the Klang Valley in the past three weeks.
On July 28, TV9 administrative executive, 31-year-old Nur Syaleza Jaffar was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her home in Apartment Saujana in Damansara Damai, here.
Her death was initially classified as sudden death, but a post-mortem later revealed that she had been strangled. Syaleza's husband, Norazman Bashah Ahmad Azam Bashah was charged with her murder on Aug 10.
On Aug 13, Sabturiah Faisal, 19, was raped and murdered at her flat in Taman Taming Jaya, Kajang.
A post-mortem revealed that the factory worker from Sabah had died from multiple blunt force trauma with possible sexual assault. She also suffered a ruptured liver. There was also evidence of sexual penetration after she had died.
A relative of the victim was arrested two days later to assist in investigations which are still on-going.
Police confirmed that all these cases were not linked.