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Elderly woman found dead in bungalow pool; maid arrested

SINGAPORE — An elderly woman was found dead yesterday in the swimming pool of her bungalow along Victoria Park Road, and a 23-year-old Indonesian domestic helper — who is believed to be working for the woman — was arrested.

The victim was found dead in the swimming pool of her bungalow. Photo: Ooi Boon Keong

The victim was found dead in the swimming pool of her bungalow. Photo: Ooi Boon Keong

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SINGAPORE — An elderly woman was found dead yesterday in the swimming pool of her bungalow along Victoria Park Road, and a 23-year-old Indonesian domestic helper — who is believed to be working for the woman — was arrested.

The police are investigating and they have classified the case as murder. The helper will be charged today.

The victim, Nancy Gan, 69, was understood to have suffered head injuries.

The police said they received a call requesting assistance at 8.46am. The elderly woman was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at 9.07am.

The helper was understood to have been in the compound of the home in the Bukit Timah area when she was arrested and there were no other family members present.

When TODAY visited the bungalow in the afternoon, police officers were seen collecting evidence on the compound and around the neighbourhood. Four persons, believed to be relatives of the elderly woman, were led into the bungalow by police officers.

They declined to speak to the media but they were overheard telling police officers that the elderly woman’s son was in Seoul for business and would be taking the next flight home.

The body was taken away from the scene at about 3.15pm.

Yesterday evening, a man, believed to be the victim’s younger brother, was seen leaving the house. Speaking to reporters, he would only say that the victim was “a very nice” person.

A man who identified himself as a friend of the victim’s son was later seen returning the son’s car to the house. He told reporters the victim lived with her domestic helper as the only two occupants of the bungalow.

At the quiet estate, most of the residences occupied large compounds and had long driveways. Neighbours and their foreign domestic workers TODAY spoke to said they knew little about the victim and her domestic helper. Neither did they hear any commotion yesterday morning.

Earlier this month, a 24-year-old domestic helper from Myanmar was arrested and subsequently charged with the murder of an 85-year-old Singaporean woman at a condominium in Hindhede Walk.

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