Rotting body in restaurant ceiling

By: Mac Grimes

TAWAU: A decomposing body of a man was found in the ceilings of a restaurant at Jalan Ching Thien Vun here yesterday.

District police chief ACP Peter Umbuas said the owner, in his 40s, had went to check up on the place after almost a year of shutdown since the MCO.

“The restaurant owner had a gut instinct to contact police after smelling rotting flesh and blood dripping from the ceilings.

“Burn marks cover almost 70 percent of the victims body,” he said.

District firefighters removed the body which has been taken to the hospital for post-mortem.

No form of identification was found on the body.

Investigations continue to identify the victim as the case is classified as Sudden Death.

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