A 27-year-old part-time model was believed to have been strangled to death after her body was found in a drain in Malaysia.
According to a report on The Star, which cited police sources, strangulation marks were found on Cheok Hui Min's neck when her body was discovered in Seremban, the capital of Negeri Sembilan, clad in a pair of shorts and T-shirt.
A male relative who was interviewed said that Cheok went missing from her home in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday (Nov 21) after she went to look for a friend to take back her tablet.
The relative also said that the family is planning to keep Cheok's, who is the youngest of three children, death a secret from her grandmother for fear that she will not be able to take the news.
Cheok's father, who is divorced from her mother, told reporters that Cheok was a filial daughter who found time to help her mother sell flowers even when she was modelling part-time.
A friend of Cheok added that Cheok had recently opened her own florist outlet.
The chief of the Seremban police force, Assistant Commissioner Zanial Abu, confirmed the case and said that they were awaiting the post-mortem report.