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Body of unidentified man found in Bethelsdorp

Jun 2, 2020
Body of unidentified man found in Bethelsdorp

Port Elizabeth - Bethelsdorp detectives in Port Elizabeth are seeking community’s assistance in identifying the body of an African male found dumped in bushes on Sunday.

"It is alleged that at about 13:30, police responded to a complaint of a body found in bushes next to the old Uitenhage Road," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"A shepherd was herding his sheep through the open field when he found the body.

"The deceased’s hands and feet were bound and he was partially burnt.

"It is suspected that he may have also been strangled. His body was already in a state of decomposition."

Col Naidu said that his identity is unknown and circumstances surrounding his death is also unknown.

"A post mortem will be conducted to establish the exact cause of death."

She added that a case of murder is under investigation.

"Anyone who can assist in identifying the deceased or may know anything about the murder is asked to contact D/Const Ralton Tarentaaal at SAPS Bethesldorp on 082 442 1633 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or their nearest police station. All information is strictly confidential and callers have the right to remain anonymous."

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