77-year-old man found dead in Tampines flat after blood drips through neighbour's ceiling

A 77-year-old man was found dead in a residential unit at Block 440 Tampines Street 43 on Tuesday morning (Jan 29).

His death was discovered after a resident at the same block noticed a strange smell in her flat.

Ms Jamilah, 62, eventually traced the smell to dark red liquid she found dripping from the ceiling in her master bedroom.

Suspecting that it was blood, she asked her son-in-law to call the police.

In response to a Stomp media query, the police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at about 8.43am.

The man was found lying motionless in the flat and was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, the police said.

According to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, a neighbour said that the man had not been seen in recent days.

However, the neighbour did not suspect anything to be amiss as the man did not socialise much and was usually home in the evenings.

Police investigations are ongoing.