The police announced earlier today that DNA test confirmed the body of the girl found in the bag was the missing Nurin. The father is still refuting the finding, as any parent would.
Look at those photos above. Do they look like they are both of the same girl?
I would think that the parents would no know more. And with the absence of the inoculation marks?
But body’s features can change upon death.
Right now, only Allah knows.
BERNAMA released this newsflash at 1:49 pm:
PETALING JAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) — DNA test confirmed that body stuffed in a sports bag on Monday at a shophouse at Jalan PJS1, Petaling Jaya Utama as that of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, 8, who had gone missing a month ago, said Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed.
BERNAMA officially released this newsbreak at 2:47 pm:
PETALING JAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) — Police confirmed the DNA test on the body of a girl found stuffed in a sports bag at a shophouse in Petaling Jaya Utama on Monday is that of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin who was missing since a month ago.
Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said blood tests on the body and Nurin’s parents confirmed their blood ties.
He said Nurin’s parents were informed of the DNA finding this affernoon.
Nurin Jazlin, 8, a Standard Two pupil of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak, was reported missing on Aug 20 after going alone to a night market near her house at Section 1 in Wangsa Maju.
The body of a naked girl, believed to have been sexually abused, was found by a shophouse owner at Jalan PJS 1 on Monday morning.
In KUALA LUMPUR, Nurin’s father, Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 33, refused to accept the DNA result that the girl’s body was his daughter’s.
“I am Nurin’s father…I know my daughter better than anyone else. My heart is saying the body is not my daughter.
“If police ask me to take the body, I will accept, I will perform the funeral rites and bury it. But I want the police to pursue the search for Nurin because I know Nurin is still safe out there,” the taxi driver told reporters outside the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary.
Jazimin said he was sure the body was not his daughter’s based on her teeth and the scar.
He said Nurin had no gaps in her teeth and had a scar on her thigh.
Jazimin said he was informed of the DNA test result at 12.30pm by the Petaling Jaya police who summoned him to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary to identify the body.
Jazimin and his wife, Norazian Bistaman, 35, who were called to the hospital for identification on Monday did not accept that the body was their daughter based on the physical condition of the girl’s body.
A distraught Norazian told reporters she would accept the authorities’ decision.
“What else can I say. The DNA test shows she is my daughter. I will accept the will of God.
“As a mother, I still hope the body is not my daughter’s. No mother will accept the reality that her daughter was raped and killed brutally.
The finding of the body itself on September 17, 2007, was a gruesome one. The Malay Mail was more open:
Girl’s body found in bag
By RAHMAN DAROS and MUZLIZA MUSTAFA
THEY thought someone had dropped off a bag of books in front of their office in Petaling Jaya Utama.
Instead, the sports bag contained the lifeless and nude body of a girl, aged between six and nine, who had been subjected to unimaginable horror.
A postmortem at Kuala Lumpur Hospital last night found that she had been brutally assaulted. Traces of brinjal [brinjal is eggplant: Editor] and cucumber were found in her anus and vagina.
The assault was so intense that it ruptured her abdomen, which probably caused her death.
The employee who found the bag, Cheng Yan Fong, 32, thought it contained books and brought it in.
“It was heavy but I thought nothing of it. Then I waited for my boss to arrive before asking him if it was his. That was when he opened the bag, and a leg fell out.” SHE had been brutally assaulted.
The victim, whose body was bundled into a bag and dumped in front of a staircase in Jalan PJS 1/48, Petaling Jaya Utama, had been sexually assaulted with foreign objects.
A postmortem at Kuala Lumpur Hospital last night found traces of brinjal and cucumber in the anus and vagina.
Sources said the assault was so intense that it ruptured her abdomen, which probably resulted in her death.
The victim, believed to be between six and nine years old, was placed in a 1.2m-long sports bag in an upright position with both legs curled to her chest.
She was naked.
Those who found the body said it was clean. There were bruises on the neck and minor injuries on the legs but no traces of blood in the bag.
A woman in her 20s seen loitering in the area hours before the body was found may be able to shed light on the case.
Clad in a red top and a pair of black pants, the woman was caught on closed circuit television cameras hours before the body was found.
The camera was one of two installed by a workshop operator next to an office where the body was dumped. Police have seized the recordings and are analyzing them.
Sources who saw the recordings said the woman was seen making her way down the stairs of an office and entering a Perodua Kancil, driven by another person.
It could not be ascertained if the woman was carrying anything.
The identity of the victim has yet to be ascertained. Police did not find any missing person’s report which matched the victim.
Yeoh Huat Lip, 51, general manager of IMM Management Sdn Bhd, said the bag was found by a worker who arrived for work at 8.30am and brought it inside, thinking that it belonged to Yeoh since he had just returned from Singapore.
“I suspected there was something wrong when I caught a foul smell coming from the bag,” he said, adding that he and a worker had the shock of their lives when they saw a leg fall out after they unzipped the bag.
“I thought it was a prank, that it was a doll. But when I saw the flies and got a whiff of the stench, I realized it was a body,” he said.
The employee who found the bag, Cheng Yan Fong, 32, thought the bag contained books and brought it in.
“It was heavy but I thought nothing of it. Then I waited for my boss to arrive before asking him if it was his. That was when he opened the bag,” he said.
Petaling Jaya deputy police chief Superintendent Mohd Shukor Sulong said the victim had short hair.
“We are still trying to ascertain her identity,” he said.
Mohd Shukor said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
He appealed to those with information to call 03-79662222 or the nearest police station.
To me, all these mean that I could never leave my children out of my sight at all times. Such paranoia in this beloved peaceful harmonious country of mine.
May Allah protect us all.