SUBANG JAYA: Putra Heights residents are living in fear as they are confident William Yau Zhen Zhong was murdered and the killer is still on the loose.
They believe it was not possible for William to walk around alone without being spotted as the 10-year-old township had regular police patrols and rounds were frequently conducted by the resident’s association as the area was prone to break-ins.
As such, they called on the police to act speedily to resolve the case.
Putra Heights Seksyen 8 resident, Alan Ong, 36, said the case should be reviewed by the police.
“I am sure that William was abducted in Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/6C on Jan 16,” said the father of one.
“There is no monsoon drain within the vicinity for the boy to accidentally fall into, and there isn’t one that flows all the way to the Klang river.”
He said it was also not possible for the boy to walk to the river without being spotted by residents along the way.
“We know our area well and as such, the possibility of William’s case being an accident is unacceptable to us.
“The police should review the case. We are living in fear,” he said.
Cendol stall owner Mohd Suhaibudeen Ahamad Kabeer, 32, was also confident William was abducted by someone familiar with the area.
“It was a crime of opportunity and he was likely a random target as he had wandered away from his parents’ car.”
Suhaibudeen, who runs a cendol stall in front of the electrical shop close to where William disappeared, said he knew the family well.
“The family were regular customers at my stall and both parents, especially the father, was very friendly. I would play with all the kids when they had cendol at my stall.”
Other residents approached had the same theory and urged police to act fast to nab the perpetrator.
Some said they had had sleepless nights since William went missing as they were concerned that the person responsible might still be lurking around the neighbourhood.