Decomposed body of 68-year-old man found in Punggol flat

A 68-year-old man's decomposed body was found in a unit at Block 621B, Edgefield Walk.
A 68-year-old man's decomposed body was found in a unit at Block 621B, Edgefield Walk.PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - The decomposed body of a 68-year-old man was found near his bed in his Punggol home on Thursday morning (Dec 28).

A spokesman for the police said they were alerted to the case at Block 621B, Edgefield Walk, at around 9.30am.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, the spokesman said.

The police are investigating the case as an unnatural death.

The Straits Times understands that no foul play is suspected.

It is believed that the man lived alone, and his next of kin has been notified.

The Straits Times understands that a social worker who went to the flat to visit the man alerted the police after she smelled an odour. She was there because she had been unable to contact the man for some time.

Police officers were able to enter the flat with the help of a locksmith.