SINGAPORE - A man was charged in court on Thursday with the murder of a production technician together with unknown persons.
53-year-old suspect arrested for murder of man whose body was found in Lim Chu Kang
By Grace Chua
The body, which was removed from a patch of bushes, appeared to be that of a man who was wearing a pair of dark-coloured shorts. His shirt appeared to be rolled up to his neck. The Straits Times understands that his hands were bound and his body did not appear to have any major wounds.
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Here is the full statement from the police:
Police have arrested a 53-year-old Chinese man in connection with the death of 37-year-old Dexmon Chua Yizhi.
On 29 December 2013, Police received a missing person report informing us that Dexmon Chua Yizhi had yet to return since he left home on the evening of 28 December 2013.
On 30 December 2013, a Police news release was also issued appealing for information on the whereabouts of Dexmon Chua Yizhi who was last seen at an eatery along Cheong Chin Nam Road on 28 December 2013 at about 9.44pm. He was described as being 170cm tall, with a fair complexion and of heavyset build. He was last seen to be wearing a dark blue t-shirt and grey bermudas.
As there were suspicious circumstances relating to the case, officers from Jurong Police Division worked closely with officers from the Criminal Investigation Department to conduct investigative probes and enquiries. The officers' intensive efforts paid off when they established the identity of a 53-year-old suspect who was subsequently arrested on 31 December 2013.
On 1 January 2014, the suspect led Police to the vicinity of Lim Chu Kang Road where the body of 37-year-old Dexmon Chua Yizhi was discovered.
The suspect will be charged in Court on 2 January 2014 for the offence of Murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.