Decomposed body found on tree along Republic Avenue

Officers carrying the body along Republic Avenue after retrieving it from high up in a tree.
Officers carrying the body along Republic Avenue after retrieving it from high up in a tree. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Officers entering the forested area with a ladder to retrieve the body.
Officers entering the forested area with a ladder to retrieve the body. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - The decomposed body of a man in his 30s was found along Republic Avenue on Sunday (Aug 2) evening.

A male jogger had discovered the body hanging high up from a tree as he passed through a forested area nearby and alerted the police, according to Lianhe Wanbao.

The Chinese paper also reported that the body, which had turned black, was in an advanced state of decomposition and could not be identified.

The man was said to have been dead for at least five or six days.

Police said it received a call for assistance at 7.14pm.

Officers armed with flashlights were spotted entering the forested area at around 8.30pm.They were closely followed by Singapore Civil Defence Force personnel carrying  a ladder and electric saws to cut down the tree. 

They emerged nearly two hours later carrying the body.

Investigations into the unnatural death are ongoing, police said.