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Police appeal for help after burnt body found in open field in Korsten

Jun 12, 2018
Police appeal for help after burnt body found in open field in Korsten

Algoa Park police are requesting the assistance of the community in identifying and tracing the next of kin of a person, who was found burnt to death in an open field in Korsten.

According to police information, on Monday, at about 13:30, the body of an unknown male was found by a person, who was walking in the open field looking for scrap metal.

"It is alleged that there was a fire in the bushes the previous evening (on Sunday) and it is suspected the person may have been sleeping in the bush when he burnt," described police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"Police have opened an inquest and anyone who can assist in identifying him is asked to contact D/W/O Stephen Bustin at SAPS Algoa Park on  0823030572."