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Uitenhage police investigating a murder after the body of a 32-year-old man found by residents

By Afikile Lugunya - Jan 5, 2018
Uitenhage police investigating a murder after the body of a 32-year-old man found by residents

Detectives from SAPS Kamesh, in Uitenhage, are investigating a case of murder after the body of a 32-year-old male was found by community members on Thursday night. 

According to police information, Uitenhage community members found the body at Lovebird Avenue, in Mountain View.

Relatives of the man apparently told police that he left his home in Tiryville on Thursday morning and did not return.

However, police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart, said that police were still establishing if the body found by residents is of the said man and thus, the name of the victim will only be released after the formal identification.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that nothing was taken from the victim and the motive for the murder is not known at this stage," she added.

“Anyone who might be able to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) are requested to contact SAPS Kamesh Detectives on 041 988 8200, the investigating officer Detective Sergeant JP Smidt on 071 475 2230 or Crime Stop 08600 10111.”