76-year-old man found dead in bloody Yishun flat; woman tenant, aged 34, arrested

Blood spatters seen along a common corridor.
Blood spatters seen along a common corridor. ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI
Blood spatters seen at a common corridor of a flat in Yishun.
Blood spatters seen at a common corridor of a flat in Yishun. ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI
Mr William Wong (left), 76, died after an alleged dispute with his tenant. His widow, Madam Winnie Teo, saw the police tape when she returned, but did not realise at first that her husband had died.
Mr William Wong (left), 76, died after an alleged dispute with his tenant. His widow, Madam Winnie Teo, saw the police tape when she returned, but did not realise at first that her husband had died. ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI
Blood spatters seen along a common corridor walkway in Yishun.
Blood spatters seen along a common corridor walkway in Yishun. ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI
Police seen at the void deck in Yishun after a 76-year-old retiree died in his flat on Saturday night.
Police seen at the void deck in Yishun after a 76-year-old retiree died in his flat on Saturday night. ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI

SINGAPORE - A 76-year-old retiree died in his Yishun flat on Saturday night after an alleged dispute with a 34-year-old woman believed to his tenant. Police, who received a call for assistance at about 10pm, arrested the woman.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were called to assist at 10.55pm. SCDF officers had to force their way into the flat.

The Straits Times understands that there was a fight outside the flat before the victim went in, and that he suffered cuts on his arm.

The victim, Mr William Wong, was pronounced dead by paramedics at 11.38pm.

"There was so much blood," his widow, Madam Winnie Teo, told The Straits Times.

At about 11pm, the 58-year-old part-time cleaner had been returning home from work when she saw that the staircase leading to her three-room unit on the second floor at Block 114 Yishun Ring Road had been cordoned off by police.

There were blood spatters in the common corridor, she said.

When Madam Teo arrived at block, she thought her husband had a fight with the tenant and was injured.

It was only while being questioned by the police that she realised Mr Wong had died. Unable to accept this, she made more than 10 calls to her husband's mobile phone, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

"I didn't know he died," she wailed, as the truth finally hit her, Wanbao said.

Neighbours told Wanbao that they heard an argument around 8pm on Saturday, and there was further commotion at around 11pm.

The tenant is believed to be a Malaysian woman.

The case has been classified as an "unnatural death'.

Investigations are ongoing.