Mother & 3-Week-Old Baby Found Dead Ghim Moh HDB Block On 3 Dec
A mother and her baby son were reportedly found dead at the foot of an HDB block in Ghim Moh on Sunday (3 Dec).
The pair had reportedly fallen from the block.
The police do not suspect foul play.
Mother & baby found motionless at Ghim Moh block
The tragic incident occurred at about 11.20am on Sunday (3 Dec) morning, reported Lianhe Zaobao.
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) told the paper that they found a 34-year-old woman and a three-week-old baby lying motionless at the foot of Block 29 Ghim Moh Link.
After an assessment by medics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), both of them were pronounced dead at the scene.
The police have ruled out foul play, including homicide, and are currently investigating the incident.
2 blue tents seen at Ghim Moh block
When they arrived at the scene at 12pm, Zaobao reporters spotted two blue police tents on a grass verge at the foot of the block.
Several police officers were standing nearby.
The police also reportedly conducted investigations at a unit in the block, where the two deceased individuals had resided.
Judging from the face-down positions of the bodies, they were believed to have fallen from the block.
The pair are reportedly mother and son, according to the paper.
Passer-by saw bodies & called the police
A passer-by who identified himself only as Mr Chen (name transliterated from Mandarin) told Zaobao that he had walked past the scene of the incident that morning.
Upon seeing the bodies, the 40-year-old immediately called the police.
Several people, believed to be relatives of the deceased, sat nearby as investigations happened.
They looked solemn, with some covering their faces and seemingly weeping.
After the relevant authorities removed the bodies at about 2pm, a female relative returned to the unit. She declined requests for an interview.
Ghim Moh case 2nd one involving mother & baby in a month
Tragic as this incident is, it’s sadly the second such case in just about a month.
According to an eyewitness, the pair had also fallen from the block.
MS News extends our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.
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