Seven held over model’s murder freed

Seven held over model’s murder freed

JOHOR BARU - All seven suspects detained in connection with the murder of Estonian freelance model Regina Soosalu have been released on police bail.

Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Hasnan Hassan said the suspects were released with one surety each under Section 388 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

 

The section provides for any person charged with a non-bail­able offence to be released on bail if that person is under the age of 16, is a woman, is sick or infirm.

"Police have completed investigations relating to the case and we have forwarded our findings to the Public Prosecutor,'' said SAC Hasnan, who confirmed that Soo­salu's family had taken custody of her remains on Friday.

It is learnt that the body has already been flown back to Estonia.

Soosalu was found dead while vacationing on Pulau Rawa, off Mersing, on July 1.

Police initially believed that the 23-year-old model had drowned but later investigated the case as possible murder after discovering suspicious wounds on the body.

Police have yet to release the actual cause of death although a post-mortem has been conducted. 

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