Cops: Bill Kayong murder case believed solved

KUCHING: Police believe they have solved the murder of Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong following the arrest of six suspects and the recovery of the murder weapon.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mazlan Mansor said one of the suspects detained earlier led the investigation team to his house at Jalan Hai Nam Lama in Miri on Tuesday afternoon and showed them where he had hidden a shotgun believed to have been used in Kayong’s murder.

He said police seized the shotgun, several shotgun bullets and a used cartridge.

“With the arrest of the suspects and seizure of the shotgun, we believe we have solved the Bill Kayong murder case. Efforts are ongoing to complete the investigation so that the suspects can be charged in court,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mazlan also said the task force set up to probe the case was on the hunt for several more suspects who were still at large.

However, he said further details about these suspects could not be divulged at present.

Those arrested so far are five men and a woman aged between 22 and 41 years. They were picked up on June 30 and July 1.

Kayong was gunned down while waiting in his vehicle at a traffic light intersection near E-Mart in Tudan, Miri, at about 8.15am on June 21.