An 86-year-old elderly woman, Liu Jin Lian, was found dead on the floor inside her home at Block 121 Bukit Merah View on 25 September, according to Shin Min Daily News.
The police also found a bowl of unfinished noodles that Liu had cooked.
Liu’s housemate, Chen, said that the former had complained of not feeling well and diarrhoea that morning, and She’d asked her to see a doctor, and whether she had any money to do so.
Liu, who is a PR from Perak, Malaysia, had lived with Chen for the last 7 years, with the latter going out to play mahjong that day.
Chen returned home that evening at 11pm and found the flat’s gate open, and when she went into the unit and turned on the lights, she found Liu lying on the floor with a pillow below her head and the fan still on.
Chen called out to her a few times but she didn’t respond.
She didn’t dare to touch her body but saw the signs of rigour mortis on her late housemate’s hands and feet, and suspected she had died.
She then rushed to the fire post below her block for help, and about 3 to 4 staff members from SCDF went to her flat and confirmed that Liu had died.
Chen said that the police found a bowl of instant noodles with soup that was drying up in the kitchen, as well as vomit on the ground.
She said that she believes that Liu started to feel sick after cooking the noodles and eating some of it, before lying on the floor next to her bed to get a rest, before passing away in her sleep.
She said that Liu looked peaceful, and that she appeared as though she was simply sleeping.