59-year-old man in jogging attire found dead by side of drain at Tampines Ave 9

Submitted by Stomper Bugatti

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Stomper Bugatti was on board a bus heading towards Tampines Bus Interchange when he noticed a police death tent erected by the left side of a drain at Tampines Avenue 9, facing Tampines Eco Green park, today (Feb 16) at about 10am.

Two uniformed police officers were stationed near the tent, while a patrol car was parked on the right side of the drain. 

There were also three people - an elderly uncle, a bespectacled man and a woman - in civilian clothing standing beneath the MRT track near the drain.

 The bespectacled man was carrying a camera and seen taking photos. 

Said Bugatti:

“I did not notice the death tent at first, just the three people standing beneath the tracks.

“I was wondering why the man was taking photos. 

“When I looked around further, I noticed a blue tent by the left side of the drain, and a police patrol car parked on the right.

“I’m not sure what happened, but it’s quite startling to witness such a scene in the morning.”

The deceased was a man in jogging attire, and there were no signs of injury, reports The Straits Times. 

The body was taken away at about 10.50am, and the police cordons have been removed.

A passerby, 64-year-old retiree Francis Tan, told reporters that the victim looked to be middle-aged and in his forties:

"There were about five or six people with me, who gathered on the other side of the canal.

"We were wondering what happened.

"I saw the police officers take a few pictures of the body."

The Police have issued official lines on the incident:

"On Feb 16, 2017 at 7.15am, the Police were alerted to a case of unnatural death near the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Avenue 12.

"A 59-year-old man was found lying motionless and was pronounced dead by paramedics on scene. 

"Police are investigating the case of unnatural death."

Watch a video of the incident below.