By all accounts, Madam Lily Loh, a woman in her 80s who lived with her pet dog in her Katong condominium, did not have any visitors.
The last time anyone saw her was in January last year, when a neighbour spotted her.
Letters began to accumulate outside her apartment door, three in April last year, according to a neighbour who spoke and provided photographs to media website Mothership.sg.
Two were from PUB regarding a change in the water meter, and another appeared to be court papers addressed to her from the condominium management dated April 17 last year.
With no sign of Madam Loh, the concerned neighbour eventually shared this with a resident who knew Member of Parliament for Mountbatten, Mr Lim Biow Chuan, whose jurisdiction the estate falls under.
The resident informed Mr Lim on Nov 1, and he forwarded the information to the police.
Last Monday, the police