The case against Ahmad Danial Mohamed Rafa’ee, who is accused of murder in a high-profile missing persons case, was adjourned by the court until July.
The ruling came after Ahmad’s lawyers asked the court to adjourn the case against the 36-year-old man, who has been held for 17 months on suspicion of murdering Felicia Teo Wei Ling in 2007. He appeared in court virtually.
According to the court, police are still unable to locate a second suspected murderer, 32-year-old Ragil Putra Setia Sukmarahjana. He is believed to be overseas.
Police say the two men were the last people seen with Teo, who was 19 at the time she went missing in 2007. They were said to be friends from studying at Lasalle College of the Arts.
Teo was last spotted on June 29, 2007, in surveillance footage showing her enter a lift in a Marine Terrace block with the two men. Police have yet to find her remains.
Her disappearance at the time made headlines with hundreds distributing fliers and conducting extensive searches.
Teo’s case regained traction after it was referred to the Criminal Investigation Department, or CID, in 2020. The department in December 2020 found new links to Ahmad while tracking Teo’s personal belongings, details of which have yet to be disclosed. Ahmad was subsequently charged.
If Ahmad is found guilty, he will be sentenced to death.
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