Human skeleton discovered under a road-side tree, two years after death

JULY 17, 2015

A skeleton of an unknown person was on Thursday discovered lying under a tree next to the road on the Brandfort road on the outskirts of Bloemfontein, Free State police said.

The remains were found by construction workers who were installing electric fence on the side of the road. The skeleton was still dressed in beige trouser, grey T-shirt and black Lacoste shoes.

According to preliminary investigation on the scene, the deceased is suspected to be a male person who had died two years ago.

Further investigation will be conducted to determine the identity of the deceased through DNA tests.

Police have registered a case of Inquest for further investigation.

Parkweg Police requests anyone with information or any family that has reported a missing person within the past two years and has had no success can contact the Investigating Officer, Detective Warrant Officer, Khaile Mathibela at 082 779 8868.