Madam Tan was said to have lived with her mother at a flat in French Road, near the Jalan Besar Stadium, while her husband, Mr Willy Chin, lives at his mother's flat in Tiong Bahru. Mr Chin is said to work as a chef in a Japanese restaurant.

The New Paper said the couple were married in 2006 after two years of courtship, but lived separately for most of the marriage.

The relationship became strained when Madam Tan found a condom in Mr Chin's car.

Sometime last year, Madam Tan allowed her husband to take Jerald home. However, the child returned with a bleeding nose.

Madam Teo said: "The bleeding did not stop for two days, so something serious must have happened. Willy just brushed it off."

Madam Tan then refused to allow Jerald to visit his grandmother and father in Tiong Bahru.

He was only allowed to see his father near their home in the presence of Madam Tan's sister or her mother.

Mr Chin then applied through the courts to gain access to him. A court notice was served to Madam Tan on Sunday.

According to The New Paper, when the court officers visited their flat to serve the notice, Madam Tan grabbed Jerald and crouched in a corner, repeatedly saying that she was afraid.

Madam Tan's sister, Ms Celeste Tan, 30, said: "She was very shaken after a court officer visited her to serve the notice. She had lost all hope."

Despite all that happened, Madam Tan refused to divorce her husband even after her family advised her to grant his request for a divorce.

This is the second instance of bodies being found in Bedok Reservoir this year.

In June, the lower half of the body of 23-year-old Chinese national Lin Xiao was found floating in the reservoir.

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