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Police ask for public assistance after Humansdorp murder

Jun 21, 2018
Police ask for public assistance after Humansdorp murder

Humansdorp police have appealed to the public for assistance in solving the murder of a 43-year-old man, after he was found dead in his backyard shack of a house in Arcadia, Humansdorp.

"On Wednesday, around 08:30am, an elderly woman alleged that she was on her way to the outside toilet, when she noticed that her son's bedroom door (backyard shack) of a house in Kettledas Street, Arcadia, Humansdorp, was open and seemed to had been burglared with some items on the floor," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"She is then said to have checked inside a room and saw that her son, Ralph Titus (43), was lying on the bed with an open wound in the head and contacted the police."

At the scene, ambulance personnel declared Titus dead and at this stage, circumstances around his death are unknown.

"Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) to contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Luwelyn Hoffman at 042 200 8100 or anonymously share the information via Crime Stop 08600 10111."

All information provided by individuals will be treated as confidential.