NO FOUL PLAY: Ignition switched on
MASAI: A FAMILY of five was found dead in a Proton Iswara which was parked in a service centre in Jalan Serangkai 4, Taman Bukit Dahlia, here, yesterday, in what police have classified as a sudden death.
Police ruled out foul play as the ignition was switched on and there was no fuel left in the vehicle.
The deceased were a couple in their 30s and their three children. They were believed to be from Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
The father was in the driver's seat while the 32-year-old mother was in the front passenger seat, holding their 4-year-old daughter. The other two children, an 8-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, were in the rear passenger seat.
Seri Alam police chief Superintendent Roslan Zainuddin said the victims were believed to have been dead for more than 48 hours before their bodies were found.
"We have ruled out foul play, but are investigating the motive for the deaths," he said.
It was learnt that the service centre run by the couple, which specialised in car air-conditioning systems, had been closed for the past week.
Police were called in about 7.15pm after shop owners complained of a stench emanating from the service centre.