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Family of socialite Nancy Gan still in shock, and say they never met maid charged with her murder

Published on Mar 22, 2014 9:31 PM
 
Mr Roy Gan, brother of Ms Nancy Gan, on the left in white. Family and close friends on Saturday attended the wake of socialite and philanthropist Nancy Gan, who was found dead in the swimming pool of her Bukit Timah bungalow on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Family and close friends on Saturday attended the wake of socialite and philanthropist Nancy Gan, who was found dead in the swimming pool of her Bukit Timah bungalow on Wednesday.

The 69-year-old porcelain artist was the oldest of eight siblings, and leaves behind five younger sisters and two brothers, all of whom showed up to pay their respects.

Relatives said that they were still in shock over the news of Ms Gan's death, and that no one in the family had met her recently hired maid Dewi Suko Wati, 23, who has been charged with Ms Gan's murder and remanded for psychiatric assessment.

The maid had been employed for only nine days before Ms Gan's body was found floating in the pool of her Victoria Park Road home, said relatives. She was wearing pyjamas and had suffered head injuries.