Skeletal remains found in Bandar Hilir

MELAKA (BERNAMA) – The skeletal remains believed to be that of a Portuguese man who was reported missing two weeks ago have been found in a bush at Taman Kampong Atap, Bandar Hilir, Malaysia last Saturday.

Melaka Central District Deputy Police Chief Superintendent Raiz Mukhliz Azman Aziz said the skeletal remains, believed to belong to Gregory De Roche, 85, from Kampong Portugis, were found by members of the Bandar Hilir Task Force along with the victim’s relatives and Fire and Rescue Department personnel at about 3.50pm.

He said there was a wallet, shirts, and silver chain found near the skull and the victim’s relatives confirmed that those items belonged to De Roche who was reported missing since November 3. De Roche was also believed to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. “The investigations are ongoing to ascertain the identity of the victim,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.