The Murder of Canny Ong
A young Malaysian IT analyst, Canny Ong Lay Kian was back in Malaysia to visit her cancer-stricken father. After a successful operation and a well recovery, it was time for Canny to go back to America where she resided.
But on Friday, the 13th of June 2003, after a farewell dinner with her family and friends at an exclusive shopping mall in Bangsar district, Kuala Lumpur, Canny disappeared mysteriously at the mall’s parking lot.
After reviewing CCTV footage of the parking lot, they were shocked to find out that she was kidnapped. That was the last time her love ones saw her. Little did they know that she was subsequently tortured, murdered and burnt by the kidnapper.
After days of investigation by the police, Canny’s charred body was found in a manhole near a highway just outside Kuala Lumpur. Canny’s family and friends were taken aback by this development. Canny was a charming, nice person who had no adversaries.
After a thorough investigation with the help of forensic findings, the police managed to capture the murderer. A 27-year-old aircraft cabin cleaner, Ahmad Najib Aris.
The police had strong evidence of Najib’s involvement the night Canny was murdered but the question remains. Why would Najib murder Canny? and with such brutality?