1 December 2012

Tanzania: Police Investigating Murder of Unidentified White Woman

Police are investigating the murder of a white woman whose body was found in a farm in Terrat division, south of Arusha city. By the time we went to press the name of the victim, residence or nationality was not known yet.

Arusha's Regional Police Commander, Liberatus Sabas said the body of the woman estimated to be 30-35 years of age was found on November 26 at about 8:00am. The body, he said, was discovered by residents of the neighbourhood who eventually reported the matter to Police.

He said Police officers who went to the scene found the naked body of the woman had hands tied and a knot extended to the right leg. A blood stained panga (bush knife) was placed on her stomach. According to Police, the body features panga wounds.

RPC Sabas said Police were still investigating the incident and the body of the victim had been placed at the Mount Meru Regional Hospital mortuary.

A communiqué by KK Security Group made available to The Arusha Times describes general characteristics of the victim as: "Age 30-35 years; No visible deformations which could be used for identification; Height - 5 feet 4 inches; Hair colour - Goldish blond hair which is straight and to the shoulders; Colour of eyes -could not be determined."

The communiqué dated November 26, 2012 says she was found wearing a cream long sleeve blouse, black bra and one black sock on the right foot.

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