Man found dead at park in Tampines

The body of a man in jogging attire was found at Tampines Eco Green park, near the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Avenue 12, yesterday morning.
The body of a man in jogging attire was found at Tampines Eco Green park, near the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Avenue 12, yesterday morning.ST PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN

A 59-year-old man in jogging attire was found dead at a Tampines park yesterday morning.

Police are investigating the case as an unnatural death.

A police spokesman said that they were alerted to the discovery of a body at Tampines Eco Green park, near the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Avenue 12, at about 7.15am.

The man, who has been identified as Mr Eddie Wee Leng Huat, was found at the entrance of the park near a canal. The Straits Times understands there were no signs of injury.

Retiree Francis Tan, 64, who was cycling past the park at about 8am, said: "There were about five or six people with me, who gathered on the other side of the canal."

The Tampines resident, who has lived in the area for about 20 years, added: "I saw the police officers take a few pictures of the body."

He added that as far as he knew, this was the first time such an incident had happened at the park.

The 36ha park has been open to the public for about six years.

A 56-year-old quality inspector, who wanted to be known only as Mr Lee, said his wife was exercising at the park around 7am when she saw two police officers in the area.

"Not many people exercise around this area of the park so early in the morning," he said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2017, with the headline 'Man found dead at park in Tampines'. Print Edition | Subscribe