That's what Jakarta Globe mentioned. Indonesian police plan to interrogate two foreign nationals--an American national and the other is a Singaporean national--in connection with the rape and killing of a 19-year-old girl, Agnes Kharisma. (In the similar news from Straits Times, however, it stated the 2 foreigners are an American national and a Korean national.)
Which one is correct? Who knows? What matters most is how soon the culprit(s) caught & justice served.
THE Indonesian police said on Saturday they would interrogate a US and a Korean national in connection with the rape and killing of a 19-year-old girl.
The police said the Indonesian teenager's body was found semi-naked in a gutter in Jakarta on Feb 13.
'We are still in the process of investigating the case further. We plan to interrogate her friends, one a US national and the other a Korean national,' Jagakarsa police detective chief Rusdi Dalbi said.
Mr Dalbi said he was unsure whether the person was a South or North Korean national.
The family of the victim, identified as Agnes Kharisma, said that they saw her for the last time when she was being picked up by the driver of her friend, reportedly an American, Mr Dalbi said.
From Straits Times, "Indonesian police to probe foreigners over murder".
Jagakarsa Police in South Jakarta have confirmed plans to interrogate two foreign nationals in connection with the rape and killing of a 19-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a gutter.
Jagakarsa Police Chief of detectives First Insp. Rusdi Dalbi said on Friday that before investigating the two foreigners, his office would first send letters to coordinate with the foreigners’ respective embassies.
“One is an American national and the other is a Singaporean national,” Rusdi said, without elaborating further on their identities.
The girl, identified as Agnes Kharisma, was found dead and semi-naked in a gutter on Jalan Joe in Jagakarsa on Feb. 13. She had marks around her neck.
An autopsy revealed she had been raped and strangled three days before the discovery of her body. She had also reportedly been robbed of Rp 1 million ($113).
Rusdi said the last time Agnes’s family members saw her alive was when she was picked up from her home in Lenteng Agung by the driver of her boyfriend, reportedly an American.
The American’s driver had reportedly picked Agnes up from her home on a number of previous occasions.
“To get to know who this driver is, we need to first ascertain some facts about his employer,” Rusdi said.
“We are investigating every possibility, including that the driver might have been involved in the murder.
“We are going to look more closely at how the pair are connected to the victim.
“It looks like both men are located in the Greater Jakarta Area,” he added.
“We have interrogated the victim’s friends, who she worked with at a hotel nightclub. One of her friends said she had not seen Agnes since February 2.”
Police said they have yet to uncover any strong leads in relation to the case.
From Jakarta Globe, "Hunt for American, Singaporean Over Murder of Teen". (19/02/11)
Jakarta Police are expected to question a number of expatriates as they investigate the death a teenage girl whose body was found dumped in a gutter in South Jakarta on Sunday.
The victim has been identified as Agnes Kharisma. She was 19.
Jagakarsa Police chief of detectives First Insp. Rusdi Dalbi was quoted by Poskota.com as saying that an autopsy showed Agnes had been strangled to death three days before her body was found.
Rusdi Dalbi said the killer or killers also raped and robbed her.
“Her family said that she had around Rp 1 million with her,” Dalbi said.
Jagakarsa Police Chief Comr. Sianturi, also quoted by Poskota, said he would question a number of foreigners known to be friends with the deceased.
The news portal quoted Agnes’ mother, Melly, as saying they last saw their daughter on Feb. 8. when she was about to leave the family home in Lenteng Agung, South Jakarta, to meet her boyfriend, a 50-year-old American man known to the family as “Clark.”
“My daughter was alone with the driver. She sat in the backseat,” Melly was quoted by Poskota.com as saying. “The driver was a young man. It was the first time I had seen him,” she said.
Melly said the family had never met Clark.
“He always sent his driver to pick Risma up so we never meet him,” she said, adding they had sent his contact details to police.
Agnes told her mother that she would return to Jakarta on Thursday or Friday but she never came home and calls to her cellphone went unanswered.
Melly said Agnes had a number of friends, including a number of foreign men.
Before Clark, she was dating a Singaporean man named Candy, she said.
Her brother, Erlangga, said her sister was a very kind person.
“She always donated money to an orphanage because she already earned her own money,” he said, refusing to say what her sister did for a living.
“She’s a freelance, that’s all,” he said.
From Jakarta Globe, "Mystery Surrounds Death of South Jakarta Teenager". (17/02/11)