Brian Patrick O’Reilly, 50, apparently died after being hit with a heavy object and stabbed before having his throat slit
A bizarre handwritten note was found next to the bloodied and bound body of an Irishman who was allegedly murdered in a revenge attack on an island in Malaysia.
The man, named by police Brian Patrick O’Reilly, 50, worked as a computer technician for a Singapore-based company called First Lookout Marketing.
He apparently died after being clubbed with a heavy object, possibly a frying pan and saucepan, and stabbed in the stomach before being slaughtered in his apartment in Penang, where he had only lived. month.
An air conditioning engineer found the body of Mr. O’Reilly, whose hands and feet were tied, along with a note which police say was left by his killer.
The memo read, “I have respected the police and always do, but sometimes justice has to be won.” I hate you Mafia Kiling Scamers, I love my daughter. “
It was written on a piece of paper with “The Subtle Art of Not Caring” printed on it.
Police opened a murder investigation and said they believed Mr. O’Reilly was killed as a revenge.
Investigators said he was allegedly involved in a scam syndicate and tricked the suspect’s younger brother into money, the Sun Daily reported.
Mr O’Reilly was living alone in the Bangunan MBF tower complex in George Town on Penang Island, where his body was found on Monday evening.
Local police commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang confirmed that the man worked full time for the local company.
The body was discovered by a real estate agent working for the man’s employer. The work of this worker was to ensure that the staff had satisfactory living conditions, added the police commissioner.
He said: “A check of the man’s home revealed that a safe in one of the rooms had been ransacked and there were signs of a struggle.”
The worker had been trying since Saturday to gain access to the apartment to have the air conditioning unit repaired.
Police said when the real estate agent first knocked on the door, a qualified light-skinned man answered him and told him the occupant was not feeling well and to leave him alone for the time being. .
Police are investigating whether the person who opened the door was Mr. O’Reilly’s killer.
The murder was discovered when the real estate agent returned Monday night with a locksmith who opened the door.
The police commissioner told reporters: “As soon as he entered the unit, he found the body of the deceased slumped in the main bedroom, drenched in blood.”
CCTV footage shows Mr. O’Reilly entering the elevator with three other men on Friday night, and minutes later all four left the building.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, a lone man – believed to be the suspect – checked in to enter the building.
He was seen leaving with a suitcase around noon on Saturday and fleeing in an Audi.
There were signs of a struggle inside the victim’s apartment, police said.
Mr O’Reilly, who started working in his Penang office just two weeks ago, had been dead for less than 24 hours, investigators said.
Forensic pathologists have reported that Mr O’Reilly was found with head injuries, which police suspect were due to stove and pot beating, stabbing in the stomach and a neck notched, The New Straits Times reported.
An autopsy was due to be performed on Tuesday.
No one was arrested.