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Headless body of woman found in Whampoa River

Published on Dec 12, 2013 12:50 PM

The body of a woman was found in Whampoa River near Blk 110 McNair Road on Thursday morning just after sunrise.

The police said they received a call about the body at 7.33am. Paramedics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) also responded to the case a few minutes later at the canal between McNair and St George's roads.

SCDF rescuers then manually retrieved the body from about 2 metres from the river bank and pronounced the woman dead at 8.28am.

The Straits Times understands that the woman, who was believed to be topless and only wearing a pair of black pants, was decapitated. SCDF divers were spotted conducting a search in the canal at low tide later in the morning.

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