Man found dead in abandoned section of Pearls Centre car park

A police officer stands at a cordoned off ramp leading up to the 11th floor carpark at Pearls Centre. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
A police officer stands at a cordoned off ramp leading up to the 11th floor carpark at Pearls Centre. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
A police officer stands at the a cordoned off door leading to the scene of crime. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
A police officer stands at the a cordoned off door leading to the scene of crime. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
Forensic investigators at the scene where the body was found. The body of a man was found in the abandoned section of the car park of Pearls Centre on Sunday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
Forensic investigators at the scene where the body was found. The body of a man was found in the abandoned section of the car park of Pearls Centre on Sunday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

SINGAPORE- The body of a man was found in the abandoned section of the car park of Pearls Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was found lying motionless on the 11th floor of the building in Eu Tong Sen Road.

A police spokesman said they received a call for assistance at 1.16pm on Sunday. Paramedics later pronounced the man dead. Police said the case has been classified as unnatural death and they are investigating.

When The Straits Times went to the scene, police investigators were collecting pieces of evidence and putting them into bags. Reddish-brown stains were also seen smeared on the wall.

It is believed that broken glass bottles were found near the man's body. The man, whose identity has not yet been established, is believed to have been found alone. It is also understood that he does not live or work in the building.

The 23-storey Pearls Centre, which houses the Yangtze Cinema, residential units, offices and shops, will make way for new Thomson MRT line later this year.