According to a neighbour's maid, she had seen a girl in a pink dress crying in front of the house, it reported.
Ying Ying was believed to have been killed on July 5, 2008, burnt and her bone fragments strewn in various places in Air Itam.
Her mother Jess Teh lodged a false missing person's report when Ying Ying had actually died.
On Feb 18, Ying Ying's alleged murderer Ong Chee Leong, 29, hanged himself in a prison clinic.
Ying Ying's aunt said she had dreamt of the girl more than 20 times this year.
“She always complained that she was feeling cold,” she said.
The family consulted two temple mediums and they suggested that the girl's remains be placed in a niche.
The family decided to place an empty urn with Ying Ying's toys at a Butterworth columbarium on Sunday.
“We hope that by conducting the ceremony, Ying Ying can finally rest in peace,” the aunt said.