SINGAPORE — The 35-year-old man who died after falling five storeys at Ngee Ann City on Sunday (14 July) was a US citizen named Aman Demoz Solomon who worked for a property investment firm in Singapore.
Responding to media queries, US Embassy spokesperson Cain Harrelson said on Tuesday, "We can confirm the death of a US citizen in Singapore.
"When a US citizen dies abroad, the Department provides all appropriate consular assistance to the family. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we have no further comment at this time," he added.
Separately, a CBRE Global Investors spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Singapore that Solomon was an employee with the firm.
His LinkedIn profile listed him as the company’s general counsel and chief compliance officer for the Asia-Pacific region. It also stated that he had worked for CBRE in Los Angeles for four-and-a-half years before relocating to Singapore in February last year.
“We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family, and out of respect for their privacy, we have no further comments,” the spokesperson said.
Solomon’s LinkedIn profile also showed that he graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2013.
‘I heard a loud bang’
A police spokesperson said that officers were alerted at 2.07pm on Sunday to a case of unnatural death at the Ngee Ann City mall.
The man was found lying motionless at the scene and was taken unconscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). He later succumbed to his injuries.
When Yahoo News Singapore visited the scene at around 4pm, blood was seen on the ground outside the Action City store at the Basement 2 level of the Orchard Road mall. Police officers had also cordoned off the area.
Witnesses at the mall said they heard the man, who fell from the third floor, hitting the ground.
“I was working inside the shop when I heard a loud bang. My colleague and I stepped out of the shop to check it out,” said Mr Ong, retail manager at Spectacle Hut.
Twitter user Andi Adhyaksa said in a post at 2.27pm that he had witnessed an accident at the Basement 2 level of the mall. “I feel nauseous now (sic),” he said in the post.
Police investigations into Solomon’s death are ongoing.
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