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Police in Uitenhage need help identifying bodies

Feb 20, 2019
Police in Uitenhage need help identifying bodies

Detectives from the South African Police Service in Uitenhage on Wednesday appealed to the public for assistance with information that can help them solve two cases involving the bodies of unknown men.

According to police information, Uitenhage SAPS members were summoned to a scene on 2 December 2018 at about 18:20 at the Wincanton farm, outside Uitenhage. 

"Police officers found the body of an adult male in an advanced stage of decomposition in a deserted old house," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"The unknown male is about 1,8m tall and was wearing black trousers and a light blue-and-white striped hoodie with the letter ‘A’ printed on the top left hand side."

She said that an inquest docket was opened for investigation. 

"The Police need to establish his identity and trace his next of kin."

Body of another unidentified man found at Uitenhage river

In another case, Uitenhage police are also trying to trace the next of kin of an unknown male, whose body was found on Monday, 10 December 2018, at about 15:55, in the river close to Melbrooks Avenue, Uitenhage.

"The deceased was wearing black trousers, a black shirt and black shoes," Capt Swart said. 

"Circumstances surrounding his death is unknown and police is appealing to anyone who may know of a person, who may have disappeared or went missing to contact them."

An inquest docket was also opened for investigation. 

"The investigating officer in both cases is, Detective Constable Vuyokazi Tontsi at SAPS Uitenhage on 041 996 4543 or 084 048 4342."

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