Police have launched investigations into the discoveries of four bodies in public areas in just five days, and have classified each case as an unnatural death.
The latest case involved a 44-year-old man found dead on the pavement along Corporation Road in Jurong early yesterday morning.
The police were alerted at about 5.40am and arrived to find the man, who has not been named, lying motionless.
Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. His head was reportedly covered in blood, with a wound to the back.
According to Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News, the body was found with limbs spreadeagled. Fresh blood covered the dead man's face and there was a deep wound to the back of his head.
Near the body were several items including a pair of jeans, shoes and a black money pouch believed to contain cash.
When reporters arrived at the scene at about 7am, the police had an area the size of about two basketball courts cordoned off.
The Straits Times understands that the dead man is a Singaporean Chinese, and no foul play is suspected.
In separate cases last week, two elderly men were found dead in public areas.
The decomposed body of 72-year-old Goh Chin Hin, who went missing a month ago, was discovered by a grass cutter near Jurong Canal Drive on Friday morning.
Ow Lew Bin, 77, who was last seen in Marsiling on June 6, was found dead amid vegetation along the Bukit Timah Expressway on Wednesday.
At about 8.45am on Sunday, the body of a 64-year-old Singaporean woman was found floating in Jurong Lake.
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