Woman finds bodies of brother and sister-in-law
Couple were found with slash wounds on both wrists. -The Star/ANN
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: A woman stumbled upon a gruesome scene when she went to visit her brother - she found him and his wife dead with slash wounds in their home in Setapak here yesterday.
The woman, who went to the house located on the 22nd floor of Sutra Condominium Idaman, Jalan Gombak, at 2pm, got whiff of a strong smell and immediately realised something was wrong. Her calls had also gone unanswered.
The sister then broke into the house before stumbling upon the horrific scene and immediately called the police.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Zakaria Pagan said the deceased were identified as taxi driver Gerard Lopez Robert Lopez, 44, who was found near the living room with slash wounds on both wrists.
His wife Brenda Lizabeth Karen Pareira, 43, a secretary, was found on a bed with slash wounds to her abdomen.
"We believe the couple have been dead for the past two days," ACP Zakaria said, adding that there were no signs of a break-in.
Police also recovered a blood-stained machete believed to have been used in the killing.
Sources did not rule out the possibility of a murder-suicide but were awaiting post-mortem results before deciding the cause of death.
It was learnt the couple had three children aged between 12 and 18 who were living with their relatives.
The bodies of the couple were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.
-The Star/Asia New Network
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