SINGAPORE - There was no relationship between production technician Dexmon Chua and a married woman.
This was what his brother-in-law, Mr David Goh, said at Mr Chua's wake near his home in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 on Friday.
Mr Chua was reported missing last Sunday afternoon and his decomposing body was found in thick, tall grass in Lim Chu Kang on Wednesday.
Media reports said the 37-year-old man had been involved with a married woman close to her 50s, who had two children of her own.
But Mr Goh, 39, a systems engineer who is married to Mr Chua's older sister, said: "It's not true. My parents-in-law did not say that he had an affair. We had no idea this woman existed.
"So when (our extended family) read the news about it, we were very shocked."
If she turns up for the wake, the family will not welcome her, said the spokesman for the family, a cousin of Mr Chua who wanted to be known only as Ms Chua.
The 53-year-old said: "If she really was the person... I would personally have very strong feelings about it.
"Emotions are high right now."
When The New Paper went to the wake on Friday, close to 20 of Mr Chua's relatives were there.
They set up wreaths and a Taoist altar after the body arrived at around 3pm.
Then they sat at the tables chatting over peanuts and soft drinks.
Mr Chua's two siblings burned offerings, while his parents greeted people who came to pay their respects.
There was a calmness among those present - nobody broke down or was seen crying.
Said Ms Chua: "Getting the body back is a big part to getting closure."