Police seek help to identify dead body

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BELAIT

THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) is seeking public assistance to identify the body of a woman found drowned on Sunday in Mumong, Kuala Belait.

The police said a fisherman found the body around 1.45pm on the river bank near the Water Treatment Plant in Mumong. Police investigations revealed no evidence of foul play and the woman, estimated to be between 40 to 50 years old, is believed to have died of drowning.

The woman has a thin body frame, weighing at 44.5 kilogrammes and about five-foot one-inch tall. She is dark-skinned with short, straight black hair and has a cleft on the upper right side of her lip. The police also said the autopsy report has found that the woman is diagnosed with epilepsy.

The post-mortem performed yesterday morning has confirmed that the woman's time of death was within 24 hours. The woman was found wearing a green baju kurung and brown tudong. Police are currently seeking any information regarding the identity and nationality of the said woman.

Members of the public with information regarding the deceased are urged to contact nearby police stations directly or contact the hotline at 993.

The Brunei Times