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Grahamstown police need public's help in identifying body

MARCH 10, 2016
Grahamstown police need public's help in identifying body

Grahamstown police are seeking public assistance from the local community in identifying the body of an unknown man.

"This comes after police discovered a body of an unknown man on the N2 near Coombs in the early hours of Saturday morning the 27 February 2016," described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"It is alleged that the victim was dropped off at the stop and go by an unknown motorist. The victim who was allegedly inebriated said to the worker stationed at the stop and go that he is on his way home to Petersburg. He proceeded on foot towards the direction of Peddie.

"A short while later, a motorist who was travelling from Peddie towards Grahamstown stopped at the stop and go and informed the worker that there's a body of a male lying on the road. Upon further investigation the worker confirmed that it was the same individual they had met earlier."

A case of culpable homicide was opened and is under investigation.

According to Cpt Govender; "The victim appears to be in his late twenties. He is short and light in complexion. He was wearing a pair of white tekkies, white pants with green and yellow stripes and a black long sleeved T-shirt.

"Since becoming aware of the incident, several attempts to trace his relatives by the police were made with no positive results."

An appeal is made to any person who can assist with the investigation as well as with the identification of the person to contact the investigation officer D/Cst  Fikani on 046 636 7942 or 0824423742.