Man, 64, held after woman found dead in flat

Police cordon tape is seen at the ninth floor of the block where the incident happened.
Police cordon tape is seen at the ninth floor of the block where the incident happened.ST PHOTO: HARIZ BAHARUDIN
A woman was found dead in a Bedok South Road Housing Board flat on Nov 19, 2018.
A woman was found dead in a Bedok South Road Housing Board flat on Nov 19, 2018.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

A 35-year-old woman was found dead in a Bedok South Road HDB flat yesterday afternoon.

An elderly man suspected of being involved in her murder has been arrested.

The police said they received a call for help in a flat at Block 171 Bedok South Road at 3.43pm.

The police found the victim lying motionless inside the unit.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by Singapore Civil Defence Force paramedics at 4.17pm.

A 64-year-old man related to the victim was arrested.

The police have classified the case as murder. It is not known who made the call for help or how the woman died.

The man is due to be charged in court today. The police are investigating.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2018, with the headline 'Man, 64, held after woman found dead in flat'. Print Edition | Subscribe