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Missing Malaysian teen’s body found

BATU PAHAT (ANN/THE STAR) – Malaysian police in Batu Pahat have discovered human remains in a durian orchard, believed to be those of a 17-year-old who went missing a month ago.

Deputy OCPD of Batu Pahat, Supt Shahrulanuar Mushaddat Abdullah Sani, reported that the remains were located in a dense area of the orchard along Jalan Yong Peng – Muar around 11.15 am on Monday.

“We found a motorcycle alongside human remains, as well as clothing, identification documents, and personal belongings of the deceased,” stated Supt Shahrulanuar.

Preliminary findings suggest the motorcycle had skidded and collided with an electrical pole, leading to the victim being ejected into the orchard,” he elaborated.

The teen’s motorcycle hidden in the bushes. PHOTO: ANN/THE STAR

Family members identified the items found at the scene as belonging to the missing 17-year-old, Hafiz Fauzan Abdul Halid, who was last seen leaving his residence with his motorcycle on May 26.

“The confirmation of the identity awaits the DNA report from the chemistry department,” added Supt Shahrulanuar.

The case is currently under investigation pursuant to Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. Additionally, authorities are probing potential criminal elements related to the incident.

Hafiz Fauzan, a secondary five student and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidate, had reportedly departed his home on May 25 night en route to a friend’s house to watch a football match.