PENANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The pick-up truck that a suspect escaped in after shooting dead four people, including his mother and brother, was found abandoned in Taman B in Bukit Mertajam.
The 32-year-old suspected drug addict left the Toyota Hilux, registration number PLJ 7392, along Jalan Muhibbah, some 70km from the chicken processing factory in Batu Maung where the murders took place.
An eye witness, who wanted to be named as Tan, said he saw the suspect park the car and walk away.
Police were informed of the truck at about 5am on Wednesday (July 13).
Police have mounted a search for the suspect who was earlier seen rushing into the container home where the four were sleeping in the factory.
Police identified the dead as Tan Saw Sim, the suspect's 55-year-old mother, his brother Chung Wah Thong, in his 20s, and two-year-old nephew, known as Ah Bee.
Also killed was Toh Hock Choon, the 50-year-old partner/operator of the factory.
The Bernama news agency reported that Chung, who works as a jockey in Kuala Lumpur, was due to head back to the capital on Friday to conduct horse testing.