JURU: The naked body of a Vietnamese woman was found sprawled on the sofa of her rented house today, two days after her friend failed to contact her.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said police received a call from the victim’s friend, Luong Thi Bac, at 1.35pm today.
Luong had told them that she could not reach Thi Thuong Nguyen, 26, at her Taman Duku home, here.
He said Luong had gone to the victim’s house and found the door was unlocked and the lights were on.
“When we reached the scene, we found the front grille and sliding door locked, but the back door was unlocked.
“We went in to check and found the victim naked, sprawled on the sofa in the hall,” he said.
“Her face was covered with a towel and pillow. We also found blood stains.
“There was also blood splashed on the floor near the victim as well as the wall near the sofa.
“Checks by the forensic team found injuries on the victim’s hand and a stab wound on her neck.
“The victim is believed to have been dead for between two and three days.”
He said there was no sign of a scuffle and things were in order at the single-storey terrace house.
“We believe the suspect is known to the victim,” he said, adding that there was a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera facing the entrance of the victim’s house.
He said the houseowner told police that the victim had only rented the house for four months.
The body was sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital for post-mortem.
The case is being investigated for murder.