19-year-old girl found dead after falling from block in Jurong, no foul play suspected

19-year-old girl falls from Jurong block on 23 May

A 19-year-old girl was found dead at the foot of an apartment block in Jurong after falling from a high-rise patio last Thursday (23 May).

Chinese national Li Jia Xuan (name transliterated from Chinese) had recently completed her studies in Singapore and was planning to return home to Zhejiang, 10 days before her death.

Her father, Li Feng (name transliterated from Chinese), told reporters that there may be a “hidden cause” surrounding his daughter’s death as she wasn’t showing any signs of abnormal behaviour.

Fell from Jurong block patio and pronounced dead at scene

According to 8world News, Jia Xuan was found lying motionless at Block 31 Jurong West Street 41 last Thursday (23 May).

Cleaners and security guards in the area found her body at the foot of the Lakeshore condominium block and alerted the police.

Source: Google Maps

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesperson told MS News that an individual was produced dead at the scene by a parademic.

Upon arriving, Singapore Civil Defence Force officers pronounced the 19-year-old dead at the scene.

Showed no signs of abnormal behaviour prior to death

Mr Li was informed of his daughter’s death that same day and arrived in Singapore shortly after to identify and claim her body.

He told 8world that his daughter showed no signs of depression or abnormal behavior prior to her death, and found it shocking that she fell from a building adjacent to where she lived.

“She had no academic pressure and was in a stable relationship. The possibility of her committing suicide was extremely low,” he told reporters.

Ms Li had been studying at an international school in Singapore since 2016.

She recently completed her International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and had even discussed her university applications with her father days before her death.

Mr Li last spoke to Ms Li hours before her death and she did not appear to be acting abnormally. This only made him more suspicious about her daughter’s death.

Jewellery and electronic devices missing

Mr Li informed 8world that a few of Ms Li’s belongings were also found to be missing, including:

  • 2 mobile phones
  • An Apple Watch
  • Jewellry and other valuables

Mr Li speculated that her boyfriend might be in possession of the missing belongings.

He also urged the police to investigate the individuals that Ms Li was last in contact with, including her boyfriend.

The Chinese Embassy in Singapore also told 8world that they have been providing the necessary assistance to the Li family, and will continue to monitor the progress of the case.

Police deny allegations that no autopsy was conducted

In response to MS News queries, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said they were alerted to the incident at about 7.45am last Thursday (23 May).

The police met with Mr Li the next day after he arrived in Singapore. Officers briefed him on the preliminary investigation findings:

  • No foul play was suspected
  • The police would thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to Ms Li’s death
  • The police would report the findings to the Coroner after investigations concluded

SPF also assured the father that he would receive regular updates throughout the investigations.

The police also took the opportunity to address allegations which have surfaced on “online media outlets in China”.

These outlets had seemingly implied that no autopsy was conducted and that SPF officers had told Mr Li that her daughter had to be “cremated urgently”.

SPF denied these allegations and said they did not suggest to Mr Li that he had to expedite the deceased’s cremation.

The father, on his own accord, had arranged to cremate the deceased’s body so that he could bring her remains back with him when he flew back to China on 25 May 2024.

As for the deceased’s items that are allegedly missing, SPF said they’re currently in the process of verifying these claims.

Police officers met up with Mr Li for the second time on Thursday (30 May).

During the meeting, the police again shared the preliminary investigation findings with the father. This included CCTV footage that “showed clearly” that no foul play was involved.

Also read: Teenager falls from MBS hotel room after drinking at nightclub, death ruled as suicide

Teenager falls from MBS hotel room after drinking at nightclub, death ruled as suicide

Have news you must share? Get in touch with us via email at news@mustsharenews.com.

Featured image adapted from 8world News and Google Maps.

Drop us your email so you won't miss the latest news.

  • More From Author