>> The first suspect in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam. The woman, detained at Kuala Lumpur Airport Wednesday, identified from CCTV footage. Wearing a white t-shirt with the letters L-O-L printed across the front. Malaysian police say she was carrying documents in the name of Doan Thi Huong, showing she was born in Nam Din, Vietnam in May 1988.
According to local media, a second woman was detained Thursday. Sources tell Reuters, North Korean officials tried to talk Malaysia out of doing an autopsy on Kim, though authorities refused. His body was taken to a morgue in Kuala Lumpur, though it's unknown whether it will eventually be handed over to Pyongyang.
Kim had long suspected he could be the target of an assassination attempt. South Korean officials say he pleaded with his half brother Kim Jong-un in 2012 to spare his life. Apparently penning a letter to his younger sibling saying, we have nowhere to go, nowhere to hide. We are well aware that the only way to escape is suicide.
So far, there's no mention of Kim's death in North Korean media. Which on Thursday was squarely fixed on reporting the 75th birthday anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-il.