29 May '16, 1am

Skeletal remains found in house: Who were the reclusive Tan sisters?

Skeletal remains found in house: Who were the reclusive Tan sisters?

In a cul-de-sac off Upper Thomson Road, in the shambles of a derelict single-storey terraced house, the skeletal remains of two women lay undiscovered for years. In 2006, National Environment Agency (NEA) officers entered 17, Jalan Batai for a mosquito check and found a skeleton in the toilet. Last September, a worker clearing rubble from the guest room found a skull and thigh bone. On May 11, State Coroner Marvin Bay entered an open verdict on the latter set of remains, echoing the decision reached in the earlier case. ecskeletonmain120516.jpg Related Story Skeletal remains found at house: Coroner declares open verdict While neither set could be identified as DNA could not be obtained from the bone samples, the coroner's report stated that both belonged to elderly women, with the latest estimated to be from someone who died aged 60 to 70. Foul play was ruled out in both c...

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