AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDetective Ty Labbe of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau declined to comment on a possible motive for the killing. But he said it appears the Lams were in a dire financial situation. Records show the Lams filed for bankruptcy on June 10, 2002. The FBI has also said that David Lam has a gambling problem. Lam was arrested Nov. 17 on Batam Island, Indonesia by the Indonesian National Police at the request of the FBI. He was turned over to the sheriff’s department Tuesday night. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said FBI agents in Jakarta and Singapore followed up on leads, some of them old, that led to Lam. A murder suspect found hiding in Indonesia will be arraigned Monday on charges he strangled his wife and buried her in their Rowland Heights backyard two years ago. David Lam, 45, will make his first court appearance at the West Covina branch Superior Court. The former Rowland Heights resident is being held at the sheriff’s East L.A. station in lieu of $1 million bail. A fugitive since 2005, Lam is suspected of killing his 49-year-old wife, Susan. Her remains were unearthed Sept. 23, 2005 in a shallow grave in the backyard of a house the couple rented in the 2600 block of Doubletree Lane. Details of how Lam survived while on the run are still sketchy. “According to Indonesian police, he’d been working odd jobs,” she said. Officials from the Indonesian Consulate General in Los Angeles didn’t return phone calls Wednesday. The Lams didn’t have children. Labbe said to his knowledge, Susan Lam was unemployed. Relatives reported Susan Lam missing on Sept. 13, 2005. They had last talked to her two days before. Shortly after his wife was reported missing, David Lam took a leave from his job at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens and disappeared. Deputies later found what looked like two graves behind the Rowland Heights house and started digging. “It was late on the 22nd when we knew a body was found in the back yard,” Labbe said. Authorities got word David Lam had left the country. “We had information he fled to Singapore then Indonesia,” said Eimiller of the FBI. “What we believe is he fled there immediately after the crime … that’s where we focused the fugitive investigation. Ultimately he was found on that island.” She said Lam may have been living on Batam the entire time he was a fugitive. But added that it’s also possible he lived in other parts of Indonesia. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!