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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.

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