The Straits Times
Published on Jan 28, 2013

DNA result confirms KL missing boy's identity: Police


KUALA LUMPUR - The police have confirmed that the DNA specimen taken from the body of William Yau, whose disappearance more than a week ago have sparked a massive search in Malaysia, matches samples provided by his parents.

Subang Jaya police Yahaya Ramli told The Straits Times that a report received late last night confirmed that Mr Yau Kok Kang, 32 and Ms Goh Ying Ying, 28, are the biological parents of six-year-old William but the police has yet to determine the cause of his death.

"The body is already in advanced decomposition when we found it and so, we will have to wait for a full post-mortem report that will come two weeks later," Mr Yahaya said. "One aspect of the investigations is whether he had drowned, but we are also looking at all other angles."

William's body was fished out of a river in Klang on Jan 25, some 30km away from where he was last seen. Earlier, his parents had recognised the underwear and shorts found on the body, as well as scars - one above the right eyebrow and two on the back of the head