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Parents of missing Malaysian boy asked to identify body of child recovered from river

Published on Jan 25, 2013 2:20 AM

KLANG: The parents of missing Malaysian boy William Yau Zheng Zhong have been asked to identify the decomposed body of a child recovered from a river here on Thursday night.

Police would not say if the body of a "fair-skinned" boy found floating near a jetty on Sungai Sireh was that of six-year-old William, who went missing on Jan 16, Malaysian media reported.

Police spokesman Mohamad Mat Yusop said William's parents have been asked to identify the body, and more would be known after an autopsy and DNA tests were conducted on Friday morning. The Star reported.

"Based on the height, the boy is either six or seven years old. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt and shorts and has fair skin," the New Straits Times quoted the police spokesman as saying. The body showed signs of injury to the head "but we are not sure if he was bludgeoned or hit by a boat," he added.

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