Suspect in Circuit Road murder nabbed in Malaysia

The 28-year-old woman who was found dead in a flat at Block 70, Circuit Road, on March 23, 2016.
The 28-year-old woman who was found dead in a flat at Block 70, Circuit Road, on March 23, 2016.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
A 28-year-old woman was found dead in a flat at Block 70, Circuit Road, on March 22. The landlord had discovered the body of the woman during his visit to check on the flat.
A 28-year-old woman was found dead in a flat at Block 70, Circuit Road, on March 22. The landlord had discovered the body of the woman during his visit to check on the flat.SHIN MIN FILE PHOTO

Man, 47, handed over to Singapore on Tuesday said to be linked to death of woman

Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 28-year-old woman in a flat at Block 70, Circuit Road, last month.

In a statement yesterday, they said the suspect, 47, was arrested by the Malaysian police in Malaysia on Monday and handed over to Singapore on Tuesday evening .

The Straits Times understands that the suspect is Malaysian.

On March 22, the woman was found lying motionless in the rented bedroom of the third-floor flat by the landlord.

He was at the unit to check on it as his tenant had told him that he would be away on a business trip.

During his visit, the landlord said, he saw someone lying on the bed, but thought the person was his tenant.

It was only after he came back from dinner and realised that the person had not moved that he pulled back the blanket to find the woman, who had sometimes stayed over, he said.

If found guilty of murder, the suspect faces the death penalty.

Mr Tan Chye Hee, Deputy Commissioner of Police for investigations and intelligence, said in the statement: "I would like to convey my appreciation to the Royal Malaysia Police for their strong and unequivocal support for this case that resulted in the arrest of the murder suspect in Malaysia."

Mr Tan, who is concurrently director of the criminal investigation department, added: "The Singapore Police Force will continue to work with our foreign law enforcement partners, and ensure that criminals who commit crimes in Singapore and flee our borders thereafter will be brought back to justice."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2016, with the headline 'Suspect in Circuit Road murder nabbed in Malaysia'. Print Edition | Subscribe