Kota Kinabalu 1/12/2012: Post mortem results released Friday afternoon reveal that internal head injuries caused the death of 16-year-old Norikoh Saliwah, whose body was found by the roadside in Kota Marudu on Nov. 25.
Her body was discovered by passers-by near Kg Ranau about 2km from Kota Marudu town, prompting much speculation over the Internet on how she died. A Pakistani is currently being detained in connection with her death.
Kota Marudu Investigating Officer Insp. Pirikson Ubak said the post mortem result from the Pathology Department here showed no traces of injury which indicated that Norikoh was raped.
On how she got the internal head injuries, he said, the case is still being investigated.
State Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib during a media conference on Wednesday had said that Norikoh was accompanied by her 32-year-old sister and a 15-year-old relative to find a job in Kota Marudu town.
Her cousin was then offered a job at a furniture shop some two kilometres from the town after which the furniture shop manager took them back to town and offered to have a drink with them.
While having a drink, the victim's sister realised that she had forgotten something at the furniture shop and asked the victim to follow the shop manager back to the shop to collect it.
After they left, the victim's sister called the victim to check if she was fine to which the victim said she was.
However, not long after that, they received news that the victim's body was found by the roadside with injuries to her head.
This placed the 40-year-old Pakistani shop manager as the last person known to be with the victim before she died and he was detained to facilitate investigations on Nov. 27.