Saturday, January 12, 2008

Suspect spotted at playground

PETALING JAYA: A witness told police he has seen a man who looks like the suspect wanted in connection with the abduction of Sharlinie Mohd Nasyar.

He said the man's likeness to the person in the photofit published in the newspapers was about 70 per cent.

The witness, Yuslan Yusof, said he saw the suspect, in his 30s, between 12pm and 1pm at the playground in Taman Medan where the 5-year-old girl was playing before she went missing.

Yuslan, 45, who runs a stall selling drinks at the playground, said the suspect arrived at the playground on a motorcycle. He was riding pillion.

He said they rode around the playground at least twice on their blue colour Yamaha 125 before parking the machine. The two men met a man at the playground. The three spoke for a few minutes and left.

"I remembered the man after seeing the photofit in newspapers on Thursday morning. He could be the same man in the photofit."

He said the suspect had a dark complexion and was about 1.59m tall.

Jazimin Abdul Jalil, father of 8-year-old Nurin who was sexually assaulted and killed in September last year, said the photofits of the suspects wanted in connection with his daughter's murder and Sharlinie's case looked similar.

"The difference is their hair," he added.

Jazimin visited Sharlinie's parents at their home in Taman Medan and spent more than three hours with them yesterday.

Jazimin said the suspect must be located as soon as possible.

- New Straits Times

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