20 September 2007
Several witnesses have informed the police that a day before the young girl’s naked body was discovered in Petaling Jaya Utama, they had seen a Malay-looking woman in her 20s sitting at the staircase there. The woman was described to have brown skin, straight hair, of medium built and between 155cm and 150cm tall.
Witnesses saw her on Sunday at 1pm with a Diadora branded gym bag where the body was found while they were walking up the three-storey shop lot. She was wearing a red T-shirt and a pair of jeans.
Some hours later, the witnesses left their office and saw that the bag was left at the bottom of the staircase but did not touch it.
The woman was also spotted on the closed circuit television video that was recording from a nearby building. In the tape, she was shown getting into a silver Perodua Kenari which was being driven by someone else.
In a significant turn of events, police have confirmed from DNA tests that the girl was indeed 8-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin who was missing since August. Nurin’s parents have been informed of this news this afternoon.
Nurin was reported missing on 20 August 2007 after she had went to a night market at Section 1 in Wangsa Maju. The Standard Two pupil of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak was seen resisting a van driver who forced her into the van.
Nurin’s father Jazimin Abdul Jalil still denies that this body is his daughter as he knows that Nurin’s teeth did not have gaps between them and she also had a scar on her thigh.
New Straits Times – GIRL IN THE GYM BAG: Police enhancing footage on tape
New Straits Times – DNA tests confirm it’s Nurin Jazlin
The Star Online – DNA tests: Body found in bag is Nurin (update 1)
MCW – Naked Body of Girl in Bag: Died of Massive Bleeding, Identity Unknown
MCW – Kidnapped Girl Seen Resisting Van Driver
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