Skeleton found under Kallang Bahru bridge in 2020 still unidentified - The Independent Singapore News

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Skeleton found under Kallang Bahru bridge in 2020 still unidentified - The Independent Singapore News

Skeleton found under Kallang Bahru bridge in 2020 still unidentified - The Independent Singapore News

Singapore – After more than a year of investigations, the identity of man whose bones were found under a bridge in Kallang Bahru remains a mystery. Extensive investigations and cross-checking with 18 unsolved missing-person cases were conducted to identify the man and figure out how he died. But to no avail, said State Coroner Adam …

Hana O - Advertisement - Singapore – After more than a year of investigations, the identity of man whose bones were found under a bridge in Kallang Bahru remains a mystery.Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.Hana O - Advertisement - Singapore — A man in Singapore found himself a new companion in the form of a young crow dropping by his Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat to be petted and for some snacks.

Extensive investigations and cross-checking with 18 unsolved missing-person cases were conducted to identify the man and figure out how he died.But to no avail, said State Coroner Adam Nakhoda on Wednesday (Jan 12), who declared an open verdict on the man’s death.In his findings released on Tuesday (Jan 11), State Coroner Adam Nakhoda returned an open verdict, which means that the precise cause of death could not be established.An open verdict confirms that a death was suspicious but does not identify a specific cause.The deceased's identity remains unknown, but an autopsy revealed that he was a man in his 30s to 60s of Asian descent who died at least six months to a year before his remains were found on Nov 9, 2020.What has been established is that the man was somewhere in the 30s to 60s and that he died at least six months to a year before his bones were discovered on Nov 9, 2020, reported Channel News Asia.The police did not find evidence of blunt force injuries suggesting foul play or that the deceased was a victim of any crime.- Advertisement 1- He was found under the bridge when workers were erecting scaffolding under that bridge at 1 Kallang Place, under Land Transport Authority (LTA) contract.Photo: TikTok screengrab/ahchiangthecrow He first discovered that the bird’s feathers got puffy when he placed a finger by the window before reaching the level of physical rubs.

At about noon on Nov 9, 2020, a worker saw a skull and the LTA and police were quickly alerted.He spotted a skull and informed the Land Transport Authority, with the police then alerted.He spotted a skull and informed the Land Transport Authority, with the police then alerted.Photo: Taken from Crime Library Singapore When the police searched under the bridge, they found skeletal remains scattered around the top of a support beam.They also found a shirt, underwear, three clumps of hair and several strands of hair in the vicinity.DNA samples from the deceased's bones did not match any in the authorities' database.Meanwhile, a suitcase, a brown bag and a black-and-white striped bag were discovered at the riverbank near the walkway entrance where work had been going on, reported CNA.The police found a T-shirt, a set of underwear and three clumps of hair in the vicinity where the remains were found.The suitcase held a pair of jeans, underwear, a belt and a single sock, while the black-and-white bag contained faded receipts.These items were sent to the Health Sciences Authority to try to obtain DNA samples for comparison with the deceased's DNA.Since his post blew up online, Mr James started a TikTok account called “AhChiangTheCrow” , which is the name he gave to his new friend.

From the bags, the officers also retrieved pieces of paper with telephone numbers.However, no useful information linked to the case was obtained from the items.The police also found a suitcase, a brown bag and a black and white striped bag in the area.The police also found a suitcase, a brown bag and a black and white striped bag in the area.The telephone numbers also led to dead ends.Facebook page posted photos taken by member Joseph Tan on Nov 9, 2020, saying that 11 patrol cars were spotted in the area.The DNA on these clothes did not match the deceased's.- Advertisement 2- Photo: Taken from Crime Library Singapore Photo: Taken from Crime Library Singapore According to reports, the DNA found on the clothes did not match the dead man’s but belonged to a homeless man who would sleep under that bridge.Pieces of paper with phone numbers were found in the bags but when the police called those numbers, the people who answered were unable to provide any information relevant to the investigations.“He is a wild crow whom I have forged a bond with over many months.

According to a pathologist, the man was “likely of Mongoloid racial descent,” that is, Asian.A forensic pathologist found that the remains were"totally skeletonised" with no remnant organs, flesh or hair.The strong muscle attachments observed at the jawbone or mandible suggesting that the skeleton belonged to a man.A forensic odontologist, who is usually employed to examine and evaluate dental evidence in criminal investigations, said the man was likely to be right-handed.During investigations, a man identified in court papers as Mr LBP came forward as he suspected the remains belonged to his brother who had been reported missing on Aug 19, 1986.During investigations, a man identified in court papers as Mr LBP came forward as he suspected the remains belonged to his brother who had been reported missing on Aug 19, 1986.- Advertisement 3- The police did not find evidence of blunt force injuries or suspected foul play in their preliminary investigations.The man did not appear to have been a victim of a crime leading to his death.Mr LBP gave a sample of his DNA for a kinship comparison with the deceased but it was not a match.

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Skeleton found under Kallang Bahru bridge remains unidentified, cause of death unknown: Coroner

Skeleton found under Kallang Bahru bridge remains unidentified, cause of death unknown: Coroner

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