The body of a 64-year-old man was found in a black car parked at the open carpark beside a food centre near Block 21 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 yesterday morning.
A passer-by, Mr Chai Bao Rong, 61, who was on his way to have breakfast at around 8am, saw that the body had collapsed to its left side inside the car.
The retiree told The New Paper on Sunday in Mandarin: "The car door was ajar. Paramedics carried the limp body out from the car."
He also saw the police taking something from the man's pocket and handing it to the man's family members.
When TNPS arrived at the scene at around 10am, a crowd of about 50 people had gathered outside the police cordon.
The man's son and daughter-in-law were talking to policemen. When approached, the daughter-in-law gave her name as Serene and confirmed that the man had some medical problems.
A friend of the man's son, who gave his name as Mr Lim, 70, said he was having breakfast with the son when a call came.
Mr Lim said: "The son received a call at about 9.30am saying his dad had collapsed. So we rushed here."
He said the man also has a daughter and a grandchild.
The son and daughter-in-law were later seen driving away in the man's car.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force received a call at 6.58am yesterday about the incident. The man was already dead when the paramedics arrived.
Police are investigating the unnatural death.
This article was first published on December 21, 2014. Get The New Paper for more stories.