(UPDATED 11 Feb at 10am to add school details)
Two young Chinese women have been found dead at an isolated single-storey chalet at Aloha Changi early Thursday morning.
Teo Wan Si, 20 and Chua Hui Hsien, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene at 2am, following a five-hour search conducted by the police.
The younger of the two women attended Dunman High School from 2005 to 2008, according to The Straits Times while Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that both women were from the National University of Singapore.
Police said a report of a case of a missing person, believed to be for the younger woman, was lodged on Wednesday at about 8pm.
According to Lianhe Wanbao, the pair, said to be close friends, were found dead on the chalet’s bathroom floor, alongside two containers holding burnt ash.
The same paper also reported that doors were locked from the inside and windows were shut when the police arrived. The two women were said to be have been dead for a while before they were found.
It is believed that Chua had booked the chalet a day before she went there with Teo. The paper added that it is likely the two women had plans on committing suicide.
Chua’s elder brother told The New Paper that the last time he saw his sister was around 11am on Wednesday, she said “she was going to a chalet with a friend and she looked happy”.
He declined to comment, however, when asked if he knew Teo.
When Yahoo! Singapore visited the chalet at Turnhouse Road, off Netheravon Road, on Friday afternoon, the chalet was empty, with its windows shut and curtains drawn.
It stood alone at the foot of a slope, separated from the other chalets. A small pile of ash was also seen on the ground in front of the main door.
Aloha Changi’s management declined to comment when asked about the incident.
Police have classified the case as unnatural death and are investigating.
-- With additional reporting by Kai Fong