KOTA KINABALU - For exactly a year, the remains of Sharif Marzuki has laid undiscovered at the bottom of a slope along the Kimanis-Keningau trunk road some 16km from Keningau town.
Police finally recovered Sharif's remain. Police believed he died when his lorry overturned in an accident on Jan 3 last year.
They are now puzzled as to why the family of the 28-year-old lorry driver had failed to report him missing despite him not being seen since a year ago.
Keningau police chief Deputy Supt Douglas Taong said the accident only came to light when a man lodged a report that he had spotted an overturned lorry at the bottom of the slope at about 3.55pm on Saturday.
He said the man had gone down to the lorry where he saw the human remains and immediately reported this to the police.
A police team rushed to the area and recovered Sharif's skeletal remains.
Based on the name of the company printed on the door of the lorry, police managed to track down his family in Keningau and informed them.
DSP Douglas said that Shariff was believed to have lost control of the lorry while negotiating a turn downhill.