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Two Willowvale teens swiftly arrested after 52-year-old woman found murdered

Jul 31, 2017
Two Willowvale teens swiftly arrested after 52-year-old woman found murdered

Willowvale police over the weekend arrested three men, one aged 26 and others aged 18 years old, a few hours after a local 52-year-old woman was found murdered and body dumped in bushes.

"It is alleged that a certain man went to the bushes on Sunday, at about 13:00, near Willowvale town," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"He saw the corpse of the deceased in the bushes. He then reported the matter to Willowvale police."

The deceased, who cannot be identified until her family are informed of her murder, was identified as a resident of Willowvale Informal Settlement.

"She appeared to have been strangled as she did not have visible injuries," said Captain Manatha.

"Willowvale police acted very swiftly and arrested the three suspects.

"The motive for the murder is not known at this point in time."

The three suspects will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a murder charge.