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Port Elizabeth police need help tracing family of deceased in unsolved cases

Mar 27, 2019
Port Elizabeth police need help tracing family of deceased in unsolved cases

Port Elizabeth - Police in Swartkops, Port Elizabeth, have appealed to the public for help in locating the next of kin (family) of three deceased persons in three unsolved cases.

"In two of the cases, pedestrians died after being hit by vehicles traveling on the M17 road," said police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"In both cases culpable homicide cases were opened and the drivers charged."

He said that on 25 November 2017, at about 20:45, a 65-year-old man, Wilton Caga Mgcini, passed away after being hit by a vehicle on the M17 road close to Sasol garage, Motherwell, Port Elizabeth.

"He was identified by finger prints, but to date no family could be traced to finalise the case."

Recenet cases of unclaimed bodies in Port Elizabeth

Capt Beetge said that on 25 June 2018, at about 21:00, an unknown adult female, estimated to be about 50 years old, passed away on the scene, after being hit by a vehicle on the M17 road close to the M19 off ramp.

"She was wearing a blue jacket, pink jersey, blue shirt, blue jeans and pink slippers," he described.

"In the most recent case, the skeletal remains of an unknown male was discovered in the sand dunes at St Georges Beach on 21 March, at about 09:00."

Capt Beetge said that the man was wearing a black jacket, green shirt, black jeans and black adidas running shoes.

"Any family or persons that could assist police in these investigations or with identification of the unknown persons can contact the Swartkops Detectives, Warrant Officer Sikhumbuzo Lawula at 083 875 5088."

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