An elderly 72 year-old man living Jurong West was found yesterday, his body decomposing in a grass patch between a large canal and a high speed expressway yesterday morning. Worried relatives had posted a notice looking for the elderly man, who was known affectionately as Uncle Ah Heng, since 21st May.
According to the elderly man's relatives, the man had been suffering from dementia. On 21st May at about 10AM, the man left his home to meet with his daughter, who resides at Jurong, but never showed up.
Foreign workers who discovered him said that they would not have found him if they were not cutting the grass nearby.
An eye-witness at the scene said that the body of the man was facing down. When police searched the body, they found that his belongings, including his wallet and handphone, were still in tact.