Tragedy struck on Tuesday, September 12th, when two elderly people were found dead in their respective homes, according to Shin Min Daily News.
In a somber turn of events, a 62-year-old female teacher in Sembawang and a man in his 60s from Kim Tian Place were found lifeless, with the latter apparently having been dead for days before he was discovered after neighbours smelled a stench coming from his unit.
Sembawang Teacher’s Silent Departure
The first case unfolded in Sembawang, at Block 503A Canberra Link, where a 62-year-old female teacher resided. This educator, who had been planning to retire later this year, had died in her sleep.
It was her absence that raised alarm bells. Concerned relatives, unable to reach her, contacted the police. Law enforcement arrived at the scene and discovered her lifeless body.
Paramedics pronounced the 62-year-old woman dead upon arrival. While the police have ruled out foul play, investigations into the cause of her death are still ongoing.
The Odor That Revealed A Tragedy
The second case occurred at Block 214 Kim Tian Place, where an elderly man in his 60s had been dead for several days. Shockingly, his death went unnoticed until the stench emanating from his apartment filled the corridor, alerting his neighbors to the grim discovery.
Residents recount the eerie process of police meticulously searching each unit to locate the source of the foul odor. It was only after thorough investigation that the unfortunate truth was revealed.
Liquids from the man’s dead body also seeped through the the front door of the unit as the smell of his rotting body persisted a day after his body was found.
Grief in Sembawang
In the Sembawang community, sorrow and disbelief hung in the air. The deceased teacher’s family members had never anticipated her sudden departure.
They shared their shock and pain with Shin Min Daily News, emphasizing that the late educator had plans to retire later in the year, making her untimely passing even more heartbreaking.
A Silent Neighbor in Kim Tian Place
The Kim Tian Place community also grappled with the shocking revelation of their silent neighbor’s death. It was revealed that the deceased man had not been seen leaving his home for about a week prior to the discovery.
Neighbors, who initially attributed the stench to a dead rat, were left in shock as the truth unraveled. The scent of decay had permeated their surroundings for three to four days before anyone realized the magnitude of the situation.
Even after the discovery of the man’s body in Kim Tian Place, the pungent odor continued to linger, affecting the entire corridor. Residents resorted to air fresheners as they coped with the overpowering stench. Additionally, a mysterious hair-like substance near the affected unit left questions unanswered.