Skeleton found slumped over toilet bowl in house at Jalan Batai
SINGAPORE : A skeleton has been found at an abandoned house at Jalan Batai in Upper Thomson.
The remains were found slumped over a toilet bowl at about 3pm.
The police did not know how long the body was in the house.
One neighbour said she had been living there for one and a half years but they had never seen anyone coming or going.
They had heard that two elderly sisters lived there.
"The owner of this house told us it's an old lady but we don't know how old she is exactly," said the neighbour.
The body was discovered by National Environment Agency officials when they came to check for dengue.
They got a locksmith to open the door and found the skeleton in the house.
Police said the case is now under investigation.
Neighbours, who had not smelt anything recently, were spooked by the discovery.
"I can't describe my feelings actually but I am more worried about my children. I am going to keep this from them. At times they do ask if someone is staying next door and we told them there are," said one neighbour.
Police have yet to identify the age or sex of the skeleton.
Officers are now trying to identify the body before informing the next of kin.
They are treating the case as an unnatural death.
- CNA /ls
spooky...die already nobody knows. 1 yr + somemore...tsk tsk
Toilet forum... but this piece of news... liddat also can?