The body of a four-year-old boy was found motionless in a pool of blood at the foot of Block 165, Yishun Ring Road, on Tuesday (Oct 6) morning by one of the residents in the block.
Madam Lela V. was on her way to the market when she saw the body.
The 58-year-old housewife recognised the child as her neighbour. His family had recently moved into the block.
She said: “The family was very friendly and would say ‘Hi’ whenever we met in the lift or corridor.”
The New Paper understands that the boy is believed to have fallen from a window of his family’s ninth-storey flat.
It is not known if he was alone at home when he fell.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said they were alerted to the incident at 8.34am. The boy was pronounced dead by paramedics on arrival, he added.
Police said they are investigating the case as an unnatural death.