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     FrontPage Edition: Fri 28 Oct 2005

Woman murdered in Jalan Bukit Merah flat


Murder at Jalan Bukit Merah
Police received a call at 8.45pm on 25 Oct 05 from a man informing us that his girlfriend had sent an SMS to him to call the police as she was in trouble.
Police responded and made a door-to-door search at Block 132, Jalan Bukit Merah. While outside unit #02-1322, police officers saw a man armed with two knives seated in the living room. They saw a handbag and a shoe, believed to belong to the girlfriend. The man refused to open the door and there was no sign of the woman.
As the man was agitated, police negotiators were called in and police strategy was to engage the man through his relatives. We managed to persuade the man to open the door at 12.40am.
A search of the unit uncovered the body of a 26-year-old female Chinese lying face-up in the bedroom with bruises on her neck. She was clad in a white blouse with blue jeans. She was pronounced dead at 12.45am.
A 37-year-old Chinese man has been arrested. Police have classified the case as murder.
26 October 2005 @
2.45 am

Source: Media Release 26 Oct 2005

Subsequent Update:
Update on Murder at Jalan Bukit Merah
Police have contacted the family of the 26-year-old victim. We have established that the victim was an Indonesian Malay. We are currently liaising with the Indonesian Embassy to render necessary assistance to the victim's family.
As for the victim's two children aged between 5 and 7 years, MCYS is presently working with the family on the care arrangements. There are existing protection orders issued by the court for both the children.
27 October 2005 @
5.30 pm

Source: Media Release 27 Oct 2005

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