Woman found floating near Queensbay identified, died of drowning

MOHAMED BASYIR


BAYAN LEPAS: The body of a fully-clothed woman, found floating near a Queensbay condominium by construction workers yesterday, has been identified.

The victim was named as Wawlammal Abu Tahit, 66, and she is believed to have suffered from mental issues.

Southwest district police chief Superintendent Anuar Omar sa¬id a post-mortem conducted on the victim found that she died due to drowning.

"There are no signs of fo¬ul play," he said.

Anuar said police managed to identify the victim following a cross check with missing persons' reports lodged.

Wawlammal's body was found floating by several construction workers who alerted the police at about 1.30pm.

She was found fully clothed, with her face covered, and wearing a pair of slippers.