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By Fabian Koh
The Straits Times
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
A 61-year-old man was found dead at a children's playground, near a coffee shop at Block 11, Telok Blangah Crescent, on Tuesday (March 28) morning.
Mr Wu Xiongguang, who was found lying in a sheltered slide, was a mute and was nicknamed "Ah Kow", according to Lianhe Wanbao.
Customer service officer Ms Ou Ji, 45, who knew Mr Wu for over 40 years, described Mr Wu as a friendly person who lived with his younger brother.
It was in the past three or four years that Mr Wu started frequenting the coffee shop, drinking there every night, then falling asleep afterwards.
The coffee shop owner did not chase him away, as he was a regular customer.
Lianhe Wanbao understands that Mr Wu's younger brother was the one who found him, when he came downstairs to look for him for breakfast together.
He tried waking Mr Wu up but to no avail.
Ms Ou added that everyone in the neighbourhood knew Mr Wu as he was friendly and kind to people he met.
In response to The Straits Times' query, police said it was alerted to a case of unnatural death at the location at 11.50am.
A 61-year-old man was found lying motionless and pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
Police investigations are ongoing.