Man charged with technician's murder

Man charged with technician's murder
Chia Kee Chen in a car outside the Subordinate Courts on 2 January 2014.

SINGAPORE- A man has been charged with the murder of a production technician, whose body was found among the thick foliage of a military training area in Lim Chu Kang on New Year's Day.

Chia Kee Chen is said to have caused the death of Mr Dexmon Chua Yizhi at a multi-storey carpark at Block 429A, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, between Dec 28 and 29 last year.

The 53-year-old accused is believed to have acted with at least one other unknown person, according to court documents.

Chia was expressionless when the charge was read to him in court yesterday.

He is being remanded at Central Police Division for further investigation.

The 37-year-old victim's body was found hidden in thick and tall grass near Sungei Gedong Camp after the police entered the restricted area during a search.

Mr Chua's family filed a missing person report on Sunday when he did not return home after leaving the previous day.

A public appeal for information on his whereabouts was issued by the police the next day.

Mr Chua was apparently last seen along Cheong Chin Nam Road in Bukit Timah on Saturday, according to CCTV footage from a restaurant in the area, Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday.

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