SINGAPORE - He was found lying on the ground floor, next to the playground where he played, clutching his schoolbag. Neighbours had heard a thud and were shocked to see a little boy motionless.
Nobody knew where he had fallen from.
Inside the boy's bag was a family picture, and with it, the police went knocking on the doors at Block 934, Tampines Street 91, after midnight.
Only then did his family discover the tragedy.
Lim Jia En, 8, is believed to have fallen from the window of his unit on the 14th storey.
Said a neighbour, who wanted to be known only as Maiya: "We seldom saw him. Usually, he wouldn't be outside his house. We never talked much.
The 16-year-old said she was watching television when she heard a loud thud. She went out of her flat, looked down and saw the boy. Police received a call at 12.13am on Sunday.
Jia En was already dead when paramedics arrived.