Choa Chu Kang Murder: Second man charged and remanded for further investigations

Police officers from the K9 unit joined in the search for evidence at the scene where the body of Mr Dexmon Chua Yizhi, a production technician, was found on Jan 1, 2014. A 64-year-old Singaporean was on Friday, Jan 10, 2013 with the murder of Mr Dex
Police officers from the K9 unit joined in the search for evidence at the scene where the body of Mr Dexmon Chua Yizhi, a production technician, was found on Jan 1, 2014. A 64-year-old Singaporean was on Friday, Jan 10, 2013 with the murder of Mr Dexmon Chua Yizhi. -- THE NEW PAPER FILE PHOTO: GARY GOH

A 64-year-old Singaporean was charged on Friday with the murder of a production technician, whose body was found among the thick foliage of a military training area in Lim Chu Kang on New Year's Day.

Chua Leong Aik is said to have caused the death of Mr Dexmon Chua Yizhi at a multi-storey carpark at Block 429A, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, at 3.17pm on Dec 29 last year. He is said to have acted with Chia Kee Chen, a 53-year-old who was charged in court for the same case last week.

Chua is being remanded at Central Police Division for further investigation.

The 37-year-old victim's body was found hidden in thick and tall grass near Sungei Gedong Camp after the police entered the restricted area during a search. His family filed a missing person report on Sunday when he did not return home after leaving the previous day.

A public appeal for information on his whereabouts was issued by the police the next day. Officers from Jurong Police Division and the Criminal Investigation Department, however, managed to establish the identity of Chia, who later led them to the victim's body in Lim Chu Kang.

If convicted of murder, Chua Leong Aik could be hanged or sentenced to life imprisonment. Chia will return to court on Jan 16. If convicted of murder, he could be sentenced to death or life imprisonment.

The police said last week they are also looking for an Indonesian in his late 20s, identified as Djatmiko Febri Irwansyah, to aid in investigations. Preliminary investigations revealed he had left Singapore.

Anyone with information on Djatmiko Febri Irwansyah should contact the police on 1800-255-0000 or submit the information at www.spf.gov.sg/CrimeStopper. All information will be kept strictly confidential.