Tanah Merah district police chief DSP Zainuddin Md Yusoff said the maggot-infested body was found by members of the public at 11.45am before alerting the police.
"When the police arrived at the spot, the deceased was found lying in a supine position, shirtless and wearing a pair of shorts. No identification documents were found on the victim,” he told Bernama today.
Zainuddin said the badly decomposed body was sent to Tanah Merah Hospital for a post-mortem.
He added the police are conducting further investigations to identify the cause of the incident and the victim’s identity.
The case was classified as sudden death, he said. - Bernama