Singapore man found dead in trash-filled flat
Posted on August 16, 2012, Thursday
SINGAPORE: A 76-year-old Singaporean man who lived alone was found dead in his flat which was piled to the ceiling with rubbish he had collected from bins over the past decade, a report said yesterday.
An emergency services team took nearly an hour Monday to dismantle the apartment’s heavily locked front door after neighbours complained of a stench and as long to find the remains after going through the junk, the Straits Times said.
Police confirmed yesterday that they found the body of a man in his 70s in a public housing flat and were investigating it as an “unnatural death”.
A neighbour told the Straits Times that the man’s wife and daughter moved out about 10 years ago and his hoarding habit began around the same time.
He would rummage through dustbins in the area and stash items he found in plastic bags in his apartment. — AFP