'Badly decomposed' body of 49-year-old man found outside Republic Polytechnic

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A 49-year-old man was found dead on a grass patch at Republic Polytechnic (RP) on Saturday afternoon (Aug 19).

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 7 Woodlands Avenue 9 at 2.45pm.

"Based on preliminary investigations, the police do not suspect foul play," they added.

An RP spokesman told Stomp: "We were informed by the police that the body of a man was found outside RP's compound on Saturday.

"We have established that the deceased is not a member of the RP community. As police investigations are ongoing, we are unable to comment further."

Stomper Anonymous said landscape workers had discovered the "badly decomposed" body while trimming grass at around 2.30pm and alerted the police.

Sharing photos of police officers at the scene, Anonymous told Stomp: "A certain section of the grass patch was cordoned off for a couple of hours while investigations were carried out.

"By 6.30pm, the remains were taken away by the police hearse.

"According to some sources, CCTV footage showed the deceased in one of his last moments, moving up the slope on Aug 2."

The Stomper did not elaborate on his "sources" but identified himself as a contractor.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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