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Inquest launched after family on holiday discover skeletal remains at Boknes

Oct 8, 2019
Inquest launched after family on holiday discover skeletal remains at Boknes

Alexandria - Alexandria police are investigating an inquest docket after a man, who was on holiday at Boknes with his family, discovered human remains while walking along a beach close to a lagoon.

Boknesstrand is a small seaside town close to Cannon Rocks, Kenton-on-Sea, Alexandria, Bushman's River Mouth and Port Alfred.

"He came across, what he initially thought was a round stone and started to dig around and discovered that it was the skull of a human being," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"The local SAPS, who arrived at the scene, after being contacted, discovered more remains. 

"The bones, which were retrieved will be forwarded to the Department of Health: Forensics Department for further analysis."

She said that an inquest docket has been opened for investigation.

"According to our records, no person has been reported missing in the area. Detectives are trying to establish the identity of the victim."

Capt Govender said that an appeal is made to the community who may be aware of any persons who went missing and their bodies not recovered to contact Sergeant Gxogxo of the Alexandria SAPS Detectives on 046 653 0248 during office hours or the crime stop all hours number on 08600 10111.

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