Despatch police appeal for help after body of unknown male found

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Police in Despatch have opened an inquest after the body of an unknown male was found by the river-side in Retief, Despatch, on Saturday evening.

According to Despatch police, the deceased was found by children at about 17:30.

“Children found the body, the deceased was dressed in black denim jeans, black jacket and navy shirt,” described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

She added that the deceased believed to be in his late 20’s might have drowned.

“Anyone who has a missing relative is requested to contact Despatch police station,” said Captain Gerda.