Skeletal remains in house: State should have allowed relatives to stake a claim in house, says cousin of the Tan sisters

Retired school principal Eunice Tan, 90, said she did not make the claim because she is a government pensioner and does not need the money.
Retired school principal Eunice Tan, 90, said she did not make the claim because she is a government pensioner and does not need the money.PHOTO: ST FILE
The Public Trustee's Office has appointed real estate company Knight Frank to auction the house on Feb 27, 2018.
The Public Trustee's Office has appointed real estate company Knight Frank to auction the house on Feb 27, 2018. ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

SINGAPORE - The state may have taken possession of the house that belonged to Madam Pearl Tan and Madam Ruby Tan, but the decision has left a relative of the sisters a little disappointed.

"Some of the relatives should have been allowed to stake a claim," said Madam Eunice Tan, 90, a cousin of the sisters, the two last known residents of the single-storey terraced house off Upper Thomson Road where two sets of skeletal remains were found in 2006 and 2015. The sisters would have been 81 and 68 in 2006.

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