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Elderly man missing for days in Kangar found dead in thicket

KANGAR: An elderly man gone missing for days was found dead, sprawled on his back and shirtless in only a sarong in a thicket near Sungai Kampung Titi Tok Bandar here this morning.

Perlis police chief Datuk Muhammad Abdul Halim said the body of the elderly man, identified as Che Man Che Pi, 68, was found by a passerby at 11.10am today.

"From our investigations, we found that the man had died... and positively identified by his son, who upon questioning said his father had gone missing from their home in Kampung Medan Utan Aji for the past three to four days," he said in a statement tonight.

Muhammad said a search to find the missing elderly man was undertaken by family, kin and friends but proved futile while it was learnt that the man has a history of high blood pressure and was receiving psychiatric treatment at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) here.

He said the forensic team of the Perlis police headquarters (IPK) had carried out an examination of the body of the deceased and detecting no foul play, classified the case as a sudden-death.

"The man's body has been taken to the Forensic Unit of Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar for further investigation," he said. -- BERNAMA

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