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East London police appeal for leads after man found dead in pile of garbage

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - JUNE 28, 2017
East London police appeal for leads after man found dead in pile of garbage

Police in East London have opened an investigation after a man believed to be in his 40s was found dead under a pile of garbage in St Peters Street at Southernwood, East London on Tuesday morning.

It is alleged that the body was discovered by municipal workers and was reported to the police at about 09:00.

“The identity and the next of kin of the deceased have not been identified and the cause and circumstances around the murder will form part of the investigation,” said police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Thonjeni.

Police have since appealed to anyone with information that can assist the police investigation to come forward.

"All information shared with the police will be treated with confidentiality," said Cpt Tonjeni.