Altantuya Murder Trial: Bone Fragments Scattered by Explosion

18 March 2008
Shah Alam

The High Court murder trial of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu entered its 95th day yesterday with Kuala Lumpur Hospital Forensic Department head Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood explaining that a powerful explosion had blown up the woman’s body, skin, muscles and bones into fragments strewn all over.

There were no cut or bite marks found on the bone fragments to suggest that she was chopped up or bitten by animals earlier. Several bone fragments even hit nearby trees and peeled off the bark.

According to his post-mortem report, Dr Shah also stated that there was one non-human bone found among the 95 pieces of human bones collected from the crime scene.

He also gave the same view as explosive expert DSP Muhammad Koey Abdullah, who had earlier testified that the woman had been lying on her back as most of her spine was found intact. His examination of the bones suggests that the woman was about 30 years old and 163cm tall.

The hearing continues today.

The Star Online – ‘Body not chopped up’

New Straits Times – Altantuya Murder Trial: Animal bone among victim’s bone fragments, says witness

MCW – Altantuya Murder Trial: Naked When Blown Up

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