Search for upper body called off temporarily

UPDATE

The search for the other half of a badly decomposed body found at Bedok Reservoir has been stopped temporarily.

According to news reports, the decomposed lower body found in Bedok Reservoir is believed to be 23-year-old Lin Xiao, a China national working in Singapore.

Police told Yahoo! Singapore on Wednesday that they have called off the search of the missing partial body but investigations are still underway.

"Depending on the investigation results, the police may re-deploy divers to search for the other half of the body," said police spokesperson Hamizyam.

According to The Straits Times, Lin's father, Lin Zuliang was called in on Tuesday to identify the body.

Lin's family believes that the body belongs to Lin because of the clothes on the partial body. Lin had worn a belt and a pair of jeans earlier on 28 April and the same attire was present on the partial body.

Tests are underway to confirm the identity of the partial body.

Lin's profile is seen on the Singapore Police Force website under Missing Persons. It is understood that Lin went missing on 28 April at about 8am. He was last seen by a family member at his residence in Chai Chee.

Information on the website indicated that Lin is 1.7 meters tall and was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt with red collar and faded jeans.

Investigations by the police are ongoing.

Follow Yahoo! News on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

  • Reuby Dedicates First Ever Award To Mr Lee Kuan Yew
    Reuby Dedicates First Ever Award To Mr Lee Kuan Yew

    While the nation was swept up in the news of Mr Lee Kuan Yew‘s passing last week, local singer-songwriter Reuby brought home Singapore’s first award at the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival (HKAMF) last Friday. Held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall, this is the first time a Singaporean representative has won an award at the festival – now in its fifth year and counting. 19-year-old Reuby (born Reuben Tan) captured 37% of the total votes cast online to win the Viewers Popularity Award – titled “LeTV’s Top Pick Award” (sponsors, you know).

  • Iskandar poised to be data centre hub for Southeast Asia, says BroadGroup

    KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Malaysia is consolidating its position and is poised to be a key data centre hub for Southeast Asia with its location on the opposite side of Singapore, says international consulting firm BroadGroup Consulting. Its Managing Director Steve Wallage said growth in the data centre sector has been sustained globally and its forecasts suggest tremendous expansion in Southeast Asia in the coming years. “Singapore is so far the dominant market in the region and it is a much needed opportunity for data centre businesses and investors in Southeast Asia to assess opportunities outside of the country.

  • Indian-origin lecturer wins top nursing award

    Singapore, April 1 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman here will receive an international award for her work in the healthcare sector for women and refugees, becoming the first Singaporean to get the prestigious biennial prize. Subadhra Devi Rai, a senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences (Nursing) at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), has been named winner of the 2015 International Achievement Award by the International Council of Nurses' Florence Nightingale International Foundation, The Straits Times reported. Rai, 51, was selected from a pool of nominees worldwide for her "dedication in providing nursing care to vulnerable populations since the beginning of her career", said Judith Shamian, president of the International Council of Nurses and the Florence Nightingale International Foundation.