13 Jul '11, 9am

"Most were believed to be murder or suicide victims." What else would they be???

In recent days, parts of this law-and-order city, whose murder rate ranks as low as Japan’s, resembled scenes from the American TV series Crime Scene Investigation. Against its staid nature, seven gruesome bodies have been found in various parts of the island since July 1, unrelated to each other — at a rate of one a day. In fact, the grisly spate had begun earlier, from around mid-April when a decomposed body was found in a luggage bag at the casino resort of Sentosa. A month later, an Indonesian maid’s body was discovered submerged in a rooftop tank that supplies drinking water to nearly 200 residents at Woodlands. Her Bangladeshi boyfriend had been arrested. Since then a total of 13 bodies have turned up, prompting shocked citizens to ask: “What has become of Singapore?” Police investigators and pathologists — as well as sociologists — are working overtime to probe this...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/07/13/an-epidemic-of-co...

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