South Africa: Praying Pastor Finds Body of Naked Woman Floating in Eastern Cape Dam With Her Hands and Feet Bound

The naked body of a woman, with her hands and feet bound and head wrapped in a towel, has been discovered in a lake in Bethelsdorp in the Eastern Cape.

There were rings on her wedding finger when her body was found on Thursday, according to police.

A local pastor made the gruesome discovery when he went to his usual praying ground near the lake, behind the West End swimming pool.

"Initially, he thought it was a cardboard box but on closer inspection, he discovered that it was the body of a naked woman," police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said in a statement.

The Port Elizabeth K9 Search and Rescue Unit retrieved the body from the water.

Naidu said no visible injuries were noted, but a post-mortem examination would be conducted to determine the cause of death as well as the race and age of the woman.

Police are investigating a case of murder and are trying to trace the woman's next of kin.

Anyone who can assist in identifying the woman, who is aware of a missing woman, or who can assist in tracing the perpetrator, has been urged to contact the police.

Source: News24

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: News24Wire

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.