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     FrontPage Edition: Fri 9 September 2005

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Body parts found near Orchard MRT Station

Source: www.spf.gov.sg

Body Parts Found Close To Orchard MRT

A blue sports bag containing body parts was found on the ground, close to Orchard MRT station this afternoon.
At about 1.45pm , Police responded to a call from a cleaner of an unattended bag found close to Orchard MRT station.
Preliminary investigations established that the cleaner while on her rounds discovered the blue bag, which contained a woman's head and limbs. The head was found in a red plastic bag and the four limbs were found in two separate black trash bags.
Police immediately cordoned off the surrounding area and are conducting a search for further remains and evidence. We are presently working towards establishing the identity of the victim.
Anyone with information on the case is advised to call the Police Hotline 1800-255-0000 immediately.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
9 September 2005 @ 7.00pm

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 9 Sep 2005

Subsequent Updates:
Update on Body Parts Found Close To Orchard MRT
Police recovered a torso of a female human body from a black canvas bag found on a footpath near MacRitchie Reservoir this evening.
Investigations are proceeding to determine if the torso is linked to the body parts found near Orchard MRT station this afternoon.
At about 6.10pm , Police responded to a call of an unattended bag found in the vicinity of MacRitchie Reservoir.
Upon examination, a torso of a female clad in her undergarment was found in a black canvas bag with wheels. The body part will be sent to the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for further analysis and tests.
Police are working on the possibility that all the body parts found today are from the same person. An update will be provided after HSA has conducted the tests.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 9 September 2005 @ 9.00pm

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 9 Sep 2005

Body Parts At Orchard Suspect Arrested Within 12 Hrs
Police arrested a Filipina domestic worker in connection to the murder of a woman early this morning.
Following yesterday's discovery of the dismembered body parts in bags left at Orchard Green (opposite the Marriot Hotel, Orchard Rd) and on the grass verge along the footpath from MacRitchie Reservoir to Lornie Rd, Police immediately commenced an extensive investigation into the murder.
Police are working on the possibility that all the body parts found yesterday are from the same person. Analysis and tests are presently being conducted by the Health Sciences Authority. Based on investigations, we believe that the victim is a 26-year-old Filipina domestic worker.
Extensive groundwork and enquiries have established that the suspect is a fellow Filipina maid, believed to be known to the victim. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department arrested the 29-year-old suspect at about 12.40am today. Some red plastic bags and a chopper were also seized from her employer's flat in Serangoon.
The suspect will be charged in court tomorrow for murder.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
10 September 2005 @ 10.45am

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 10 Sep 2005

Maid charged over killing of 'close friend'
29-year-old Filipina Guen Garlejo Aguilar, a maid, was charged in court yesterday with murdering Filipino maid Jane Parangan La Puebla, 26, who was allegedly killed in the home of Aguilar's employer in an eight-floor unit of Block 9, SunGlade Condominium in Serangoon Ave 2.
Source: The Straits Times 12 Sep 2005 (1)

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