Wed, 10 Sep 2003

Woman cut into eight separte pieces: Forensic doctors

Theresia Sufa, The Jakarta Post, Bogor

Two forensic doctors conducted an autopsy on parts of a mutilated body on Tuesday, concluding that the victim died after her throat was slashed.

The doctors, Djaja Surya Atmadja and Aidrus Idram, from Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, found no sign of sexual violence.

The doctors, who conducted the autopsy at the Indonesian Red Cross Hospital in Bogor, estimated the woman to be in her early 20s and to have been murdered between one and two weeks ago.

The color of the woman's eyes was unrecognizable as they had decomposed, they said.

They said the body of the 165-centimeter-tall woman who had clear skin, was cut into eight parts.

Parts of the body were found by local residents floating on the Cileungsi River in Gunung Putri District, Bogor regency, last Thursday.

Doctors at the Red Cross Hospital have earlier concluded parts of the body belonged to the body of the woman.

The following day, residents found the body's head, left upper leg and two lower legs on the same river. The remaining parts of the body were found floating on Cibeet River, Tamansari village, in Kerawang on Monday.

The Cibeet River is a tributary of the Cileungsi River.

Separately, Bogor Police spokesman Adj. Comr. Sugiyono Thamrin said on Tuesday the police had not identified the mutilated woman.

"We will unravel the case," Sugiyono told reporters.

Police urged people whose relatives were missing to visit the hospital to help identify the body, since the face of the woman was still recognizable.