Leave it to police to find missing mum Bella, family and public urged

BATU PAHAT: Police have asked the family and public to give them space and trust to conduct their investigations into the disappearance of Mira Sharmila Samsusah, also known as Bella.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Ismail Dollah said investigations are still ongoing into the disappearance of the 32-year-old single mother of two, who was reported missing on Dec 16.

ACP Ismail urged her family to be patient and let the police investigate.

“A detailed probe will be conducted from every angle and there are some things that we cannot divulge as they may hinder our investigation.

“We previously arrested a 24-year-old man, believed to be her boyfriend, but he was released on police bail. We may still recall him, if necessary,” he said when contacted on Wednesday (Jan 3).

So far, Ismail said five individuals have had their statements recorded and police are investigating the case under Section 365 of the Penal Code.

He said this when asked to comment on the latest development in the case.

Meanwhile, Bella’s sister, 36-year-old Norhisham, when met, said the family hoped that Bella would return home or be found.

She said that, as of today, various parties had contacted them to offer their services in searching for Bella through various means.

“The whole of Malaysia is concerned about my sister’s disappearance, so much so that I have even been contacted by those from Sabah who are willing to come here (Batu Pahat) to help search for Bella.

“We have also met several uztaz (religious teachers) to get their views but, at the same time, we are leaving it to the police to carry out their investigations until Bella is found,” she said.

Bella’s two children are aged two and four. She went missing on Dec 14 after allegedly going out with her boyfriend. Her family members lodged a police report two days later. – Bernama