13 June 2017

South Africa: Assistance Sought By Wartburg Police to Identify the Deceased

press release

Wartburg police are seeking assistance from the community to identify a deceased person and locate his next of kin. On 25 May 2017 at 13:30, a body of an unknown male was found in the Umngeni River on the D162. The deceased is aged between 25 to 30, dark in complexion, has short moustache and beard, black hair and black eyes, approximately 1, 65 meters in height and about 50 kilograms. He had a distinct tattoo of a 5 star sign on the left side of his chest. He was wearing a black and grey Adidas sneakers with a grey Adidas logo, a navy security jersey, grey track pants and a golfer shirt with navy, grey and white stripes.

Upon investigation, the deceased was allegedly kidnapped, murdered and dumped in the river whilst he was wrapped in the carpet of the boot of the vehicle he was transported in. Anyone with information on the incident, the deceased' next of kin or his identity can contact Wartburg police detective, Warrant Officer Ndlela on 082 459 7352 or 033 503 1019. The Crime Stop number can also be contacted on 08600 10111.

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