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Search for Missing Eric Chang Enters Day Two
Tarikh : 14 Mar 2022  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post
 

The search for the missing four year old, Eric Chang Wei Jie at Muara Tebas Wharf here has entered the second day today.

A team comprising 12 personnel form the police, Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) started their search operation at around 8am.

Kuching District Police Chief ACP Ahsmon Bajah in a press statement yesterday dais Chang is most likely to have been murdered and his body dumped into the Sarawak River at Muara Tebas here.

He also said police have reclassified the case from Section 31(1) of the Child Act 2001 to Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

"Two of the suspects, the caretaker and her husband, will be further remanded to assist in the investigation", he added.

Eric's mother had lodged a police report on March 7 at the Bintawa Police Station claiming she discovered her child missing on the same day at 9am.

On March 11, the Kuching police said four suspects comprising Eric's parents, the caretaker and her husband were arrested in connection with the boys' disappearance and were being investigated under Section 31(1) of the Child Act for ill-treatment, neglect, abandonment or exposure of children.

It was also revealed by police that all four suspects tested positive for drugs and has a total of 17 criminal records to their names for drug-related offences, property crimes and commercial crimes.