The heads of two victims whose dismembered bodies were retrieved from the Krubong industrial area was found stashed away in the attic of their house near here. -- NSTP/KHAIRUNISAH LOKMAN

MELAKA: The heads of two victims whose dismembered bodies were retrieved from the Krubong industrial area was found stashed away in the attic of their house near here.

A police source said they retrieved the heads from their home in Taman Merdeka Jaya, Batu Berendam, around 8pm last Friday.

“The heads were found at the attic of the double-storey house, where the victims - a 27-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son - lived with the woman's husband.

“Next of kin of the victims have been summoned to the Melaka Hospital forensic department for identification process,” the source said today.

On Sunday, Melaka police chief Datuk Mat Kasim Karim was quoted as saying that police could not disclose the discovery of the two heads for fear that it would

jeopardise ongoing investigation.

He said police were still in the process of locating the hands of the victims as it was believed that the body parts were thrown into a garbage bin

“We are still locating the arms to complete the bodies,” he said.

Police have arrested the woman's husband, a Singaporean, in connection with the murders.

Last Thursday, a grass cutter who was working along the shoulder of the main road at Kampung Ladang here stumbled upon eight human body parts strewn along his grass cutting route at 4pm.

Checks revealed that the body parts were that of the woman and her 11-year-old son.

Both victims, from Taman Merdeka here, were believed to have been murdered few days prior to the discovery of their body parts.