Police Identify Suspect in Pregnant Woman's Murder in North Jakarta

Police identify suspected killer of pregnant woman found dead in North Jakarta shop house. Investigation ongoing to uncover motive and apprehend the suspect, believed to be the victim's lover.

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Police Identify Suspect in Pregnant Woman's Murder  in North Jakarta

Police Identify Suspect in Pregnant Woman's Murder in North Jakarta

Police have identified the suspected killer of a pregnant woman found dead in a shop house in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta on April 20, 2024. The victim, identified as RN, was discovered lifeless and covered in blood at the shop house, which was planned to be converted into a cafe. According to the police, RN had recently applied for a job to help with kitchen activities at the location.

The Kelapa Gading Police have processed the crime scene and are currently conducting an initial post-mortem on the victim's body. The victim's belongings, including her phone, were missing from the scene. Based on evidence gathered from CCTV footage and the crime scene, the police are now pursuing the suspect, whose identity has been determined.

The Head of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Kelapa Gading Police, AKP Emir Maharto, revealed that the perpetrator is believed to be the victim's lover. RN and the suspect had only been living in the shop house for a few days, having come from the Lampung area. While the police are still investigating the victim's death, they have already identified the perpetrator and are actively pursuing leads to apprehend the suspect.

Why this matters: This tragic incident highlights the ongoing issue of violence against women in Indonesia, particularly in cases involving intimate partners. The swift action taken by the Kelapa Gading Police in identifying the suspect and pursuing leads demonstrates the importance of thorough investigation and evidence gathering in solving such crimes.

The Kelapa Gading Police Chief, Kompol Maulana Mukarom, confirmed the incident after receiving a report from local residents. The police are waiting for the results of the forensic examination to determine the cause of RN's death. "The police found indications of the perpetrators of the victim's death and confiscated CCTV camera footage related to the incident," stated Mukarom. The investigation is ongoing as the police work to uncover the motive behind the alleged murder and bring the suspect to justice.

Key Takeaways

  • Pregnant woman RN found dead in shop house in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.
  • Police identify victim's lover as suspected killer, pursuing leads to apprehend him.
  • Victim's belongings, including phone, were missing from the crime scene.
  • Incident highlights ongoing issue of violence against women in Indonesia.
  • Police investigating motive and awaiting forensic results to determine cause of death.