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Zayn Rayyan murder: Investigations zero in on storage room

PETALING JAYA: Police investigation at the location where Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin's body was discovered today zeroed in on a storage room situated approximately 50 meters from Block R, Idaman Apartment in Damansara Damai.

The process is believed to be aimed at uncovering new evidence related to the murder case of the six-year-old autistic child.

Selangor Police Chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the process of investigation has been slowed down due to the weather conditions.

"The rainy weather is indeed slowing down the police's evidence search operations," he said.

Previously, it was reported the police have recorded the statements of five individuals to assist in the investigation of the murder of the autistic six-year-old, Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, including his parents so far.

Hussein said that police will also record statements from neighbours and school authorities to aid in the investigation.

Earlier, a forensic examination at the Sungai Buloh Hospital Forensic Department yesterday found evidence of injuries to Zayn Rayyan's neck and body, suspected to be the result of a criminal act.

Following this, the case previously classified as sudden death has been reclassified as murder and is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Previously, the New Straits Times reported that Zayn Rayyan was noticed missing at 12.30pm on Tuesday before his mother made announcements on social media and filed a police report.

After more than 30 hours of being missing, the body of the six-year-old victim was found near a river about 200m from his residence in Block R, Idaman Apartments, Damansara Damai.

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