The family of murdered deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais has finally claimed his remains from the mortuary.
Sentul OCPD Asst Commissioner R Munusamy said the family claimed it from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary about 11.30am yesterday.
Munusamy said the family has also been informed of the cause of death, The Star reported today.
However, Morais' brother Richard Morais ( photo ) preferred not to comment and would not confirm if the body had been claimed.
The family refused to claim the remains even after the first post-mortem was concluded in September, as they wanted a second post-mortem performed on Morais' body.
The family was troubled because of alleged uncertainties over the cause of Kevin's death.
The late DPP, who had handled many high-profile cases, was reported missing on Sept 4 and was last seen leaving for Putrajaya from his apartment at Menara Duta in Kuala Lumpur, in a Proton Perdana.
Police ruled it as an abduction, based on a CCTV footage they obtained of Kevin being forced out of his car by a group of men, in broad daylight.
His remains were found in a cemented drum in Subang Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 16.
Kevin's murder was reportedly related to a RM700,000 corruption case that he had handled as DPP.
Six people have been charged with his murder and two others with abetment.