In a somber turn of events, the lifeless body of a 28-year-old man was discovered in a flat at Block 47 Owen Road on February 3. The unfortunate incident came to light when neighbors noticed a foul smell emanating from the man’s residence.
Uncovering the Tragedy
Residents in the vicinity reported to Shin Min Daily News that they had been detecting an unpleasant odor coming from the man’s flat, prompting concerns among neighbors. Acting on this information, authorities were notified, leading to the discovery of the deceased.
Speaking to Shin Min, the police confirmed that they had received a report of an unnatural death. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) also received a call for assistance at around 5:30 pm on February 3. However, upon their arrival, the SCDF’s assistance was deemed unnecessary.
Police Investigation and Ruling Out Murder:
Authorities have ruled out murder as the cause of the young man’s death. The circumstances surrounding the unnatural death are now under investigation by the police, who are working to determine the cause and any contributing factors.
While details of the ongoing investigation are not yet fully disclosed, authorities have assured the public that they are actively probing the incident.
Shin Min reporters, present at the scene on February 3, noted the presence of three police officers outside the unit. They reported a strong smell of decay, indicating that the body had been undiscovered for some time. Officers remained at the location until approximately 11 pm, when the body was eventually moved.
An 80-year-old neighbor provided some insights into the deceased’s background. Describing the young man as tall and well-built, the neighbor mentioned that he seldom interacted with others due to a language barrier. The man had reportedly lived in the flat for about two years, and neighbors had not seen his father, who was believed to reside with him, for around eight months.