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The cause of death of Wong Teck Siong, whose body was found stuffed into a trolley bag off Sentosa, cannot be ascertained said a pathologist after a two-day hearing.
SINGAPORE: The coroner's court has found that the cause of death of the man, whose body was stuffed into a trolley bag that was later found off Sentosa, cannot be ascertained.
This comes after a two-day hearing where the coroner heard the cause of death of 28-year-old Wong Teck Siong is "unascertained", according to the pathologist.
The court heard that Mr Wong had a history of taking drugs and that the presence of controlled drugs was found in his liver and kidney, suggesting that it is possible he may have died from a drug overdose.
But the coroner's inquiry also found that the body was so badly decomposed by the time Mr Wong was found that this made it difficult to determine the exact cause of death.
Mr Wong’s body was stuffed in a trolley bag and was found two weeks later in the waters off Sentosa on 16 April 2011.
Wong had died in an apartment at Keppel Bay Drive, which was shared by businessman Teo Boon Leng and his partner Pee Weai Hong.
The three men were involved in a love triangle which started two months before Mr Wong's death.
On the morning of 3 April 2011, Teo had found Mr Wong lying face down in the apartment.
He told Pee he did not want to report the matter as he had taken drugs.
Teo added that the police might also detect drugs in Pee's body.
Teo then deceived Mr Wong's family and friends by sending false text messages, using the deceased's phone.
Teo was initially charged with the murder of Mr Wong but his murder charge was cleared in August last year.
He was then sentenced to three years' jail for other charges, including drug consumption and concealing the death of the deceased.
33-year-old Pee was sentenced in February this year to two weeks' jail for not alerting the police about Mr Wong's death.