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Man who skipped town for Johor to be charged with murder of 27-year-old woman

SINGAPORE — A 50-year-old man who skipped town has been arrested in Malaysia and will be charged in court on Friday (Nov 18) with the murder of a 27-year-old woman here.

A 50-year-old man (centre) was handed over from the Royal Malaysia Police to the Singapore Police Force on Nov 16, 2022.

A 50-year-old man (centre) was handed over from the Royal Malaysia Police to the Singapore Police Force on Nov 16, 2022.

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SINGAPORE — A 50-year-old man who skipped town has been arrested in Malaysia and will be charged in court on Friday (Nov 18) with the murder of a 27-year-old woman here.

The police said that the man was detained in Johor on Tuesday for his suspected involvement in the woman's death.

In a news release on Wednesday, the police said they were first alerted to the woman's death at a shop along Beach Road on Nov 13.

Upon arrival, police officers found the woman's body within the premises of the shop. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

“The deceased person is linked to a missing person report made on the evening of Nov 10, 2022 and the police had identified a 50-year-old man in connection to the case,” said the police.

The man had left for Malaysia in the morning on Nov 10 and the police here sought the assistance of the Royal Malaysia Police to locate the man.

“The warrant of arrest was executed by the (Royal Malaysia Police) in Johor Baru on Nov 16, 2022,” said the police.

He was then handed over to the Singapore Police Force that same day.

The offence of murder carries the death penalty.

Investigations into the case are ongoing.

The police warned that the authorities here will do “whatever is necessary and permissible under our laws to pursue and bring to justice those who commit crimes in Singapore, regardless of where they might have fled to”.

“We will also not hesitate to take firm action against them,” they said.

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