(UPDATED 13 July, 7.23am: Singapore police arrest 34-year-old suspect late on Friday evening with help from Malaysian police. )
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Kovan double murder late on Friday evening.
"The arrest of the suspect was possible through the close collaboration between the Singapore Police and the Royal Malaysian Police," according to a statement.
The arrest comes after a frantic three-day manhunt after two dead bodies, a father and a son, were found less than a kilometre apart around the Kovan area on Wednesday afternoon.
The body of the younger Tan Chee Heong, 42, was dragged by a car for almost a kilometre. The getaway car, a silver Toyota Camry with the licence plate SGM 14J was found at Block 1084, Eunos Avenue 7, on Thursday.
The elder man has been identified as 67-year-old car business owner Tan Boon Sin. He was found dead in a private home on Hillside Drive. The latter was suspected to have been murdered at the house.
According to a neighbour of the older victim, the vehicle belonged to him. They also suspect a connection between the younger victim and driver of the Toyota Camry.
An eyewitness on Wednesdat afternoon said that he saw a body being dragged from a car's rear. He saw the car “dragging it for 10 to 20m” before it was “pushed” from the car near Kovan MRT station.
He added that the man was “barely conscious” and his head was “full of blood”.
The eyewitness also said that there were many motorists honking and one went to check on the victim. Later, he covered the victim's head with a white cloth.
The incident caused a huge traffic jam in Kovan as the three lanes on the left were subsequently blocked by the police, who were also directing traffic.
At Hillside Drive, one of the neighbours, a 73-year-old man who wanted to be known as Mr Liang, told Yahoo! Singapore that the deceased older man and his wife "were a nice couple". He added that they had lived in the house for 10 years.
If you have information on the driver or the case, call 1800-255-0000.
Additional reporting by Nurul Azliah
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