PETALING JAYA - The charred remains of a man, suspected to have been murdered, were found in the front passenger seat of a burnt Proton Saga. Only his skull was intact.
Kuala Langat OCPD Supt Azman Abdul Razak said that an angler contacted the police after making the gruesome discovery at a road bordering Taman Mas, Sepang and Bandar Saujana Putra in Sungai Jarom at around 9.30am yesterday.
"We believe that someone murdered the man before setting the car on fire with him in it," he said.
"The perpetrator might have torched the vehicle to prevent the victim from being identified," he added.
Supt Azman said the man could have been dead for seven to eight hours before his remains were found.
"We are investigating the possible motives behind the murder," he said, adding that the vehicle had been used as a taxi.
The case has been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
An angler, who wishes to be known only as Din, said he noticed the taxi at around 5.30pm on Sunday as he was heading to fish by the river.
"I saw a man clad in white uniform fishing along the river bank, near to where the cab was parked," he recalled.
"I finished fishing at around 11.30pm and saw that the taxi was still parked at the same spot," he said.
Din returned to the scene the next day and was shocked to see the car burnt along with the victim in it.