KLANG - Retired insurance agent Khoo Swee's family has been hoping that he would return home safely after going missing on June 22.
Sadly, their hopes were dashed when the 68-year-old's remains were found in a drain not far from his home in Meru, a week after he disappeared.
The funeral will be held today in Meru.
Ming Jeet, Khoo's eldest son, said the police had called him to identify his father at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah late Monday evening.
"A grass cutter had found my father's remains and informed the police," said Ming Jeet.
He said his father's wallet was missing but a bundle of medicine bearing Khoo's name was beside the remains.
Khoo, who suffered from hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, had gone missing after collecting his monthly supply of medicine from the hospital.
Ming Jeet said although the family suspected what might have caused his father's death, they decided against a post-mortem because of the remains' decomposed state.
A police officer from the Bukit Raja police station said it was believed that Khoo might have taken a taxi home.
"He could have then walked across a grassy patch there which is a shortcut to his house when he fell into the drain," he said.