Remains of missing woman found at Lim Chu Kang; man arrested
Suspect leads police to body believed to be that of missing woman
She was last seen on July 11 at 9.15pm around Fusionopolis Walk at one-north in Buona Vista.
When Ms Cui Yajie, 31, an engineer, did not show up for work the next day, her colleagues felt something was amiss.
Two days later, they filed a missing person report. The police made a public appeal for her whereabouts the next day.
Last night, more than a week after Ms Cui went missing, what were believed to be her remains were found at Lim Chu Kang Lane 8.
A 48-year-old suspect had led police to the gruesome find at the deserted road near dairy farms.
The man had been arrested earlier that day.
Because of the suspicious circumstances relating to the case, officers from Clementi Division worked closely with officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Police Intelligence Department to identify and arrest him, the police said.
The suspect is expected to be charged with murder today. If convicted, he faces the mandatory death penalty.
Ms Cui Yajie. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Last night, the site at Lim Chu Kang was heavily cordoned off by the police, as officers armed with flashlights and cameras worked to recover the remains of the body.
A Health Sciences Authority forensics team joined them later but left at about 1am.
The New Paper understands that no weapon was involved in the murder, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the victim's identity.
A woman believed to be a colleague had posted an appeal for witnesses on Tuesday online.
According to the post, Ms Cui works as an engineer at a semiconductor company.
She was described as a cheerful and warm person who makes friends easily.
The 1.6m-tall woman from Tianjin, China, was wearing a black blouse and a green skirt when she went missing. She had stayed back at work until 9pm.
She did not arrive home or go to work the next day.
TNP understands that Ms Cui's family, who is in China, is on the way to Singapore.