The old man found dead in Bukit Batok’s apartment is understood to be Theo a Nee. His 14-year-old granddaughter, who lived in the same unit, was found dead at the foot of another block about 2 km away.
According to an online check, the crematorium was reserved for 84-year-old Theo and a Saturday girl, The Straits Times reported.
The two were found dead every few minutes on Thursday evening (June 23).
No one answered the door when ST visited his family’s house on Saturday at Block 363.
Flat furniture, including blood-stained cabinets, was disposed of by the contractor early that afternoon.
The contractor reported that the item was from a flat master bedroom, where workers saw dry blood on the floor, Lianhe Zaobao.
A neighbor told a Chinese newspaper that the girl’s mother was crying in the morning.
Another neighbor told ST that his grandfather had lived flat for at least 25 years. The girl and her parents also lived there.
A resident in his 70s, who lives downstairs, described Mr. Theo as a friendly man who greets him every time he meets on the lift.
He said he had surgery on his leg and walked on crutches.
Another neighbor, who named her only Madame Tan, said Mr. Theo was a very independent and happy man.
“He liked to go out alone and usually wore a shirt with a collar,” said a 50-year-old housewife.
At Block 115, residents who witnessed the girl’s fall on Thursday said her body landed on a grass patch next to a 25-story building.
The unnamed 84-year-old retired said he saw dozens of people gathering around the lawn where the girl was lying face down.
Two men checked her and called the police, he said, adding that another resident soon covered her body with a cloth.