Man, 65, dies in car, discovered only after 5 hours


A man in his sixties who died in his car was discovered only after five hours after his death.

According to Zaobao, the man was found motionless in his car by a member of the public who happened to pass by the open-air carpark outside Block 233 Yishun Street 21 on Wednesday afternoon (12 April). Feeling something was amiss, the police were then notified.

When speaking to the reporter, the member of the public, who is also a reader of Shin Min Daily News said that he was at the carpark at around 6.00 pm when he discovered that one of the doors of a blue car was left slightly ajar, but the engine of the car was off.

“The ambulance arrived shortly after, and the paramedics checked the condition of the man in the car and left. The police then took over the investigation,” he said.

Man, 65, dies in car

When the reporter arrived at the scene around 7pm on Wednesday, the police had blocked five or six parking spaces around the car to investigate.

When enquired, the police confirmed that they received a report of an unnatural death case at 6.04am. A 65-year-old man was pronounced dead by paramedics on the spot.

Based on preliminary investigations, police suspect no foul play and investigations are ongoing.

Reportedly, the deceased was the eldest child in his family and lived near the accident site with his elderly mother.

His younger told the reporter that his elder brother may have passed away at 1pm on Wednesday but was only discovered later by someone who found it suspicious that there was someone in the car and yet the air conditioner was not turned on.

Had history of heart attack

According to the deceased’s younger brother, the man was diagnosed with a hole in his heart when he was young, but he has been in good health recently and has not experienced similar symptoms.

His younger brother also mentioned that the man had packed food for his mother before going out on Wednesday morning, and everything seemed normal at that time.

“He is a self-employed person, and he went out to deliver goods on Wednesday. Maybe he wanted to rest in the car, but he passed on unexpectedly,” he added.

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