Two bodies were found at Lorong Sesuai near Bukit Timah on Thursday morning, Nov. 14, 2019.
They were identified to be a five-year-old boy and a 41-year-old female Japanese national.
The boy was found dead in a black Honda Vezel while the woman was found lying motionless nearby.
They were reported to be mother and son.
Believed to be a suicide case
According to an exclusive report by Chinese evening daily, Shin Min Daily News, the woman was believed to have killed her son before committing suicide.
No obvious injuries were observed on their bodies and the Shin Min reporter understands that a note was found in the car.
The window near the driver's seat was broken and it is believed that someone had broken the window to rescue whoever that was inside the locked car.
A domestic helper interviewed said that six CCTV cameras are installed in the area.
The cameras would have captured the incident, and more could perhaps be learned of the motivation behind what happened.
The reporter also wrote that it is understood that there are not many residents living in the area.
Those who are residing in the area are mostly Caucasians.
The domestic helper said she has never seen a Japanese resident before.
A monk visited the area, lit some candles and placed fresh flowers on Thursday evening.
Discovered by two security guards on duty
Two security guards found the bodies by accident.
They were the security guards at a transmitting station nearby and they approached the car thinking it was parked illegally.
A road was marked with a “No entry” sign near the place of the incident, and the area is believed to be a restricted area.
They then discovered the bodies when they shone a torchlight into the car and grass patch nearby.
The police were alerted at around 6:42am and the case was classified as unnatural death.
The police spent six hours in an attempt to gather evidence in the vicinity and in the car.
They took some photos at the scene and brought a few bags of evidence back.
The Japan embassy said that they will follow up on this incident and assist the authorities accordingly.
Police investigations are ongoing.
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