KOTA KINABALU - It's been a week since Low Min You went missing and the case is getting more and more complicated with his father changing his story - and his lawyer.
A friend of the father has also been remanded for questioning.
The police remain baffled over the lack of any information on the boy, and it is now believed the boy, nicknamed You You, could have gone missing earlier than it was initially thought.
Even worse, his father Yee Sheng, 31, has given conflicting stories about what happened the night the boy went missing.
Sources said the man is now saying that he had stopped at the roadside along the Jalan Tuaran bypass at about 4.20am on May 9.
He said he then got off his four-wheel drive truck to urinate by the side of the road and to smoke a cigarette while Min You slept in the back seat.
Yee Sheng said he had his back to the vehicle the whole time, according to the sources. When he returned to the truck, he said, he noticed that Min You was missing.
He had initially told the police that he had stopped at a downtown petrol station to answer the call of nature and that when he returned minutes later, the truck had disappeared with his son inside.
He had also told the police the truck was found several hours later at the Atkinson clock tower in the Signal Hill area, some 2km away from the petrol station, and that Min You was not in it.
With this new twist, it appears that the three-year-old boy had gone missing at least an hour earlier than initially reported, and some 15km from the downtown area.
On top of that, a 25-second video clip is being widely circulated on WhatsApp with a woman claiming that Min You had been found at a condominium in Bukit Padang here.