Man charged with murder at CCK carpark

Man charged with murder at CCK carpark

SINGAPORE - A 53-year-old man was charged in court yesterday with the murder of a production technician at a Choa Chu Kang carpark.

Chia Kee Chen was remanded at the Central Police Division for investigation and will return to court on Thursday. If convicted, he could be hanged or sentenced to life imprisonment.

Chia is accused of murdering Mr Dexmon Chua Yizhi, 37, sometime last weekend.

Mr Chua, an employee of packaging company Tetra Pak, had gone missing on Saturday night.

He was last seen that night at an eatery in Cheong Chin Nam Road in Upper Bukit Timah.

His body was found on New Year's Day among thick bushes in Lim Chu Kang, near the Sungei Gedong Camp.

He was wearing a pair of dark-coloured shorts with his shirt rolled up to his neck, and his hands were bound in front of him.

Family members told Chinese tabloid reporters that they discovered he did not go home on Sunday, and went in search of him.

They went to the multi-storey carpark next door, at Block 429A, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, as he would usually park his car there.

They found his multi-purpose vehicle parked at its usual spot on the third level.

Nothing looked amiss, until they noticed a packet of chicken rice next to the car, with the rice scattered all over the ground. They then spotted a few small dark stains that looked like blood.

Family members told Shin Min Daily News that Mr Chua was once married to a Thai woman, but they divorced about two years ago. They have no children.

He was said to have been seeing a married woman prior to his death.

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