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Bodies found along Singapore and Kallang rivers identified by family members

Published on Jan 3, 2014 10:55 AM
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Family of 59-year-old Lee Eng Hock, who was found in the Singapore River on Thursday, Jan 2, 2014, identifies his body at the mortuary on Friday morning. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN 

The bodies of two men found separately along two rivers here, were identified on Friday morning by their family members.

Mr Lee Eng Hock, 59, whose body was found in the Singapore River at about 4pm on Thursday, was jobless and suffered from depression, his younger brother Lee Eng Hwa, 57, told The Straits Times at the mortuary at Singapore General Hospital.

The man whose body was found in Kallang River on the same day, has been identified by his uncle. The uncle, who declined to be named, said his nephew was the middle child and has two other siblings. The deceased lived alone and had a sales jobs in Arab Street before he died. He would have turned 30 this year. His father is currently in India and his mother died about three years ago, said the uncle.

Police have classified both cases as unnatural death and are investigating.