MH370 passenger's girlfriend gets death threat

The girlfriend of one of the passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 says she has received a death threat and her home has been broken into.

Ms Sarah Bajc, who lives in Beijing and whose boyfriend Phillip Wood was on flight MH370, said in an interview with NBC News the first of two break-ins took place a fortnight after the plane vanished on March 8.

She discovered telltale signs of an intruder, courtesy of her own obsession with tidiness.

"Whoever came wasn't very careful because I'm a real neat freak, so it was immediately apparent to me that some things had been moved," she said.

"My housekeeper was out of town so it couldn't have been her and I got home before my son got back.

"The password on my safe had been reset, which happens when you try the wrong code three times."

Ms Bajc, a teacher in a school in China, was getting ready to move to Malaysia with Mr Wood when he went missing with the plane more than two months ago. He was an IBM Malaysia employee who had been working out of China, reported New York Daily News.

Ms Bajc said she started getting menacing phone calls and obscene photos from the same China phone number.

"I have no illusions of privacy here (in Beijing)," she told NBC. The intrusions stopped when an FBI agent began helping her get information about the flight.

Ms Bajc has been in the limelight after there were media reports about her after the plane's disappearance.


Eight days after MH370 disappeared, Ms Bajc posted a letter to Mr Wood on Facebook, pleading with him to come home so that they could continue their unfinished Words With Friends game.

The post was reported on by the Wall Street Journal, among others.

She later joined a group called The Families Of MH370, who dispute the official account of the events surrounding MH370 and who contend that the flight did not end in the Indian Ocean as investigators concluded based on satellite data.

The group last week penned an open letter, demanding the authorities release the proprietary satellite data from UK firm Inmarsat that was used to determine the plane's final location.

This article was published on May 12 in The New Paper.

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