Singapore: Jogger found dead near Tampines junction, police order probe

The police say the motionless man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

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A 59-year-old man was found dead in his jogging attire at a park near the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and 12 on Thursday morning in Singapore. The police said the motionless man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. However, there were no signs of injury.

The case has been classified as unnatural death by the police and the investigations are going on. The body was taken away around 11 am, and the police cordons have also been removed.

Retiree Francis Tan, who was cycling past Tampines Eco Green Park, said the man appeared to be in his 40s. "There were about five or six people with me, who gathered on the other side of the canal. We were wondering what happened. I saw the police officers take a few pictures of the body," the 64-year-old Tampines resident told The Straits Times.

Tan also added that this is the first time that he has seen such an incident in his neighbourhood.

Lee, a 56-year-old quality inspector, said his wife was exercising at the park around 7 am when she noticed two police officers inside the park. He added that when he was at the park at about 8 am, he saw that the man had a bigger-than-average build.

"Not many people exercise around this area of the park early in the morning. He could be warming down after his exercise," Lee said.