Last Suspect in Ritual Death of American Held

From Times Wire Reports

Malaysian police arrested the last of four suspects in the slaying of an American woman who authorities believe was killed in a ritual to obtain lottery numbers from the spirits.

The remains of Carolyn Jamaica Noraini Abdullah, who was 35 when she disappeared near the northern city of Ipoh in November 1999, were unearthed Friday in a shallow grave at an oil palm plantation.

Authorities believe the killing was carried out by three men and a woman. The female suspect, who is in her 20s, surrendered to authorities in Kuala Lumpur, the capital, said Zuber Shariff, a senior police official in Ipoh.

Police said one of the suspects led police to the grave last week. Another male suspect died in a car accident earlier this year, and the third is in prison for a firearms offense.

Police said they do not know where in the United States the woman was from, and her Malaysian husband has refused requests for an interview.

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