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No cover-up in model murder case, say police

The Star/ANN | Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Freelance Estonian model Regina Soosalu, known to have links to a member of a royal family, has been found murdered in Pulau Rawa, off Mersing, Johor.

JOHOR BARU - Police have rubbished talk of a cover-up involving the ro­yalty-linked murder case of Estonian model Regina Soosalu.

Bukit Aman CID chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the claims were unfounded, stressing that police investigations had al­­­ways been transparent.

"Such allegations are total rubbish, as the department would not cover up (for) those who are invol­ved in crime," he told a press confe­rence here yesterday.

Comm Mohmad declined to comment on the current status of the case.

The murder allegedly took place at Pulau Rawa off Mersing on July 1.

It was reported that Soosalu, who was on a short vacation with her boyfriend, said to be a member of the Johor royal household, was initially thought to have drowned.

Police later classified the case as murder after discovering suspicious wounds on the body.

Seven suspects were detained in connection with the case but they have since been released on police bail.

The investigation papers on the case had reportedly been forwarded to the prosecution unit for further action.

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