Cops never close missing children cases until they are found

Cops never close missing children cases until they are found
Federal CID deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor.

PETALING JAYA - Cases of missing children will remain open until they are found, said Bukit Aman.

According to Federal CID deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor, police would not rest until the children were found.

"No matter how long, we will never close a case until the child is found," he said when contacted yesterday.

Even the case of seven-year-old Tin Song Sheng, who went missing 17 years ago, remains open.

"We will have a review of cold cases to discover any new leads or evidence," he said.

When asked whether missing children were abducted by child-trafficking syndicates, DCP Mazlan said police would investigate the matter further.

Meanwhile, Bukit Aman principal assistant director of D11 (sexual crimes, domestic violence and child abuse investigations division), Asst Comm Hamidah Yunus, said initial investigations would lead police to the victim's circle of friends as well as family members.

The unit specialises on missing children below 12.

"When their parents lodge a report, we will first check with the victims' friends, school administrators and family members.

"Finding them in the first 24 hours is very critical and a top priority for us," she said.

If this was not successful, ACP Hamidah said police would then activate the National Urgent Response (Nur) alert.

"After using the Nur Alert, we will then spread more information, including pictures of the missing person, in the media," she said.

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