A homeless man was found dead at a covered walkway of a HDB estate in Ang Mo Kio in the early hours of 4 November, according to Shin Min Daily News.
His body was found lying motionless by a resident, who then called the police.
The deceased’s dead body had been lying at the spot for at least three hours before it was reported, as residents had thought the man was sleeping.
The man was found at the covered walkway between block 639 and 640, at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
SMDN reported that the deceased was a regular sight in the vicinity, with an 84-year-old resident, Mr Huang, telling SMDN that his neighbour saw the man lying down on the walkway at 2am that morning.
Thinking the man was asleep, the neighbour didn’t do anything about it because he was also rushing to work.
Another female resident who was going for her morning exercise, later found the man motionless at about 5am, before reporting it to the police.
The Singapore Police Force confirmed the case of unnatural death, and said that the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Further investigations are ongoing and based on preliminary investigations, the police have ruled out homicide as the cause of death.
Slept at void deck but didn’t bother anyone
Huang told SMDN that the deceased, Adi, didn’t have a fixed residence and wandered around, sleeping at the void deck of Block 639, while he kept his personal belongings at a storeroom in block 640.
Huang added that the man didn’t bother anyone, and would fold his clothes neatly and covered himself with a few layers to keep warm when he went to sleep.
Adi used to do odd jobs and once washed dishes and cars for a living, and he would even take the initiative to clean up the vicinity of the void deck where he was sleeping during the Hungry Ghost Festival.