KUALA LUMPUR - The sacking of a maid six months ago may have led to the kidnapping of 20-month-old Baby Freddie from his mother's home in Bangsar.
The maid was among two suspects arrested yesterday to assist investigations into the kidnapping of Freddie, who was later found abandoned in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa at noon on Saturday.
City police CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the Filipina, aged 39, and her local boyfriend, a 53-year-old plumber and electrician who was with her at the time, were arrested at a rented flat in Taman Desa here.
The woman had worked for Freddie's mother, Sarah Joseph, for about a year before stopping work six months ago.
It is learnt that a complaint was lodged to her agency, which later reassigned her to another employer.
"We have reasons to believe that the two can either directly or indirectly help in the investigations," SAC Ku told reporters at the Jalan Pantai police station.
He said the woman who has been working here since 2004 was now with a new employer in Damansara.
Both suspects will be remanded for 14 days.
Baby Freddie was snatched by a man who arrived at Joseph's house at about 6.30pm on Friday.