| James Kon |
THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has launched an investigation after a local woman was found dead at Bukit Shahbandar yesterday.
The RBPF advised the public not to spread any baseless information that could jeopardise the investigation.
A post-mortem will be conducted today.
The 39-year-old married woman was reported lost at Bukit Shahbandar at around 7pm last Sunday, the RBPF said in a statement.
Personnel from the Sengkurong Police Station and the Fire and Rescue Department searched for her the same day but failed to find her.
The search party found the woman’s body yesterday with the help of personnel from the Gurkha Reserve Unit.
Part of Bukit Shah-bandar was closed off as the authorities carried out an investigation in the area.
Members of the public who have any information on the incident, which was believed to have occurred between 3pm and 7pm, were urged to contact either the Police Hotline 993, 2232001 or 2232007.
The woman was last seen wearing a blue Adidas shirt, dark blue shorts and light brown shoes. She was also carrying a black/yellow waist pouch.
Since news of the incident broke, speculation has been rife with information spread on social media and WhatsApp that alleged foul play or an accident as the cause of death.
The deceased, who was identified as Chin Mei Fung, was a frequent hiker at Bukit Shahbandar. She reportedly worked as human resource manager.