Police investigating four unnatural deaths

POLICE have launched investigations into the discoveries of four bodies in public areas in just five days, with each case classified as an unnatural death.

The latest case is that of a 44-year-old man who was found dead on a pavement in Corporation Road in Jurong yesterday.

Police were alerted at about 5.40am and arrived to find the man, who has not been named, lying motionless. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News, the man was found with his limbs spread-eagled. Fresh blood covered his face and there was a deep wound to the back of his head.

Near the body were several items, including a pair of jeans, shoes and a black money pouch believed to contain cash that had been untouched.

Reporters arrived at the scene at about 7am and found that the police had cordoned off an area the size of about two basketball courts.

The Straits Times understands that the dead man was a Chinese Singaporean, and that police do not suspect foul play.

Last week, two elderly men were separately found dead in public areas.

Mr Ow Lew Bin, 77, who was last seen in Marsiling on June 6, was found dead in vegetation by the Bukit Timah Expressway last Wednesday.

Two days later, on Friday, the decomposed body of 72-year-old Goh Chin Hin, who went missing a month ago, was discovered by a grass cutter near Jurong Canal Drive.

And on Sunday, the body of a 64-year-old Singaporean woman was found floating in Jurong Lake at about 8.45am.

hpeishan@sph.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2015, with the headline 'Police investigating four unnatural deaths'. Print Edition | Subscribe