KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 – The police are still investigating the identity of the operations assistant that perished in the Semenyih helicopter crash last Saturday. Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said a woman had come forth to claim the body at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) this morning and had been identified as Aidana Baizieva’s step-sister.
Baizieva’s name was in the flight manifest released by the Transport Ministry on the night of the crash. Abdul Samah said the woman’s genes were not strong enough to make a comparison with that of the victim, believed to be from Kyrgyzstan. “We are working on identifying the body and getting the report from the hospital.”
He added the team investigating the tragedy had found a handbag that is believed to have belonged to the victim. A Kyrgyzstan embassy official was present with the lady to identify and claim the body at HKL today. Baizieva was among the six who were killed in the crash that also claimed the life of the United States special envoy Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis.