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Grahamstown police need help identifying human skeleton

Apr 27, 2019
Grahamstown police need help identifying human skeleton

Efforts by police to identify human skeleton found between Grahamston and Fort Beaufort so far unsuccessful

Makhanda - Police in Makhanda, formerly Grahamstown, have a appealed to the public for assistance in identifying human remains that were found near the town in February.

"On 23 February 2019, the SAPS were alerted of skeletal remains that was found along the R67 between Grahamstown and Fort Beaufort approximately 5kms from Grahamstown," described police spokesperon, Captain Mali Govender.

"On investigation the remains, was clothed with a striped shirt, a jacket, a pair of pants with a tracksuit pants underneath and a small bunch of keys.

"A pair of safety boots was also found."

She said that the skull will be forwarded for possible DNA analysis.

Anyone with information encouraged to contact Grahamstown police

"All attempts to trace and establish the identity of the deceased has been unsuccessful so far," Capt Govender said.

"Any person who can assist the SAPS in identifying the deceased through his clothing to contact Detective Lt Col Riaan Havenga on 0824168279 or Detective Warrant Officer Danny Brits on 0824110832."

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