Police to recommend inquest into William Yau's death

PETALING JAYA - The police will recommend that an inquest be held into the death of six-year-old William Yau Zhen Zhong.

Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said the police would make this recommendation by Tuesday, when they submit their findings to the deputy public prosecutor's office.

"Due to the uncertainties and questions still surrounding the boy's death, we feel an inquest is the best way to go," he said when met at a crime awareness event at the Sunway Pyramid here yesterday.

He added that police would complete their investigation on Monday when they receive the final forensic report including the post-mortem, DNA and chemist test results.

William, the second child of Yao Kok Kang, 32, and Goh Ying Ying, 28, went missing in Putra Heights at about 8.30pm on Jan 16 after he reportedly left the family car while his parents were at an electrical shop.

A fisherman in Kampung Sungai Sireh, near Klang, found the child's decomposed body snagged on his boat at about 6.30pm on Jan 24.

Following allegations that the child could have been abused when he was alive, the police recorded statements from several close relatives as well as from a woman said to be responsible for certain postings on the Internet.

Meanwhile, Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the police did not find any substantial evidence that William was abused.

Declining to give details of police findings into the case, he confirmed William's parents had admitted to disciplining the boy. He added, however, that did not amount to abuse.

"The statements from the relatives collaborate with the parents' statements," he said.

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