28-year-old man found dead in portable toilet at Serangoon

Tay Hong Yi
The Straits Times
Jan 2, 2023

A man, 28, was found dead in Serangoon Avenue 4 on New Year’s Day in the vicinity of Serangoon Community Park.

The police said they received a call for assistance just before 1.40pm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a Singapore Civil Defence Force paramedic.

No foul play is suspected based on preliminary investigations, said the police.

Serangoon Avenue 4 is a major road in the Serangoon neighbourhood, connecting several Housing Board blocks to Serangoon Central via Boundary Road.

Serangoon Community Park is bounded by Serangoon Avenue 4 and Boundary Road.

Chinese-language publication Shin Min Daily News reported on Monday that the man was found inside one of two portable toilets installed for park-goers to use.

Residents gathered around the police cordon whom Shin Min spoke to said the man was not known to them

Two plastic bags, believed to contain his clothing, were taken to a police car.

Photo: Shin Min Daily News

A resident told the publication that the two toilets were placed there roughly a year ago but were seldom used.

However, she added that the park is popular, with people coming to walk or jog in the mornings and evenings.

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