Man's body found at Pearl Centre carpark

The body of a man was found in an abandoned section of the carpark of Pearls Centre yesterday afternoon.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was found lying on the 11th floor of the building in Eu Tong Sen Road.

A police spokesman said they received a call for assistance at 1.16pm yesterday. Paramedics pronounced the man dead after they arrived. The case has been classified as unnatural death.

When The Straits Times went to the scene, investigators were collecting evidence. It is believed that broken glass bottles were found near the body. The man, whose identity has not been established, is said to have been found alone.

The 23-storey Pearls Centre, which houses the Yangtze Cinema and small shops, will make way for the new Thomson-East Coast MRT line later this year. Photo enthusiasts are known to use the abandoned carpark for shoots.

This article was first published on September 8, 2014.
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