Body found in Cape Town freezer

By Drum Digital
03 October 2012

A decomposed body was found in a freezer in a Cape Town block of flats, the Cape Times reported on Wednesday.

Construction workers renovating the Senator Park building on Keerom Street, Dennemere, discovered the body on Tuesday, in a switched off freezer on the fifth floor.

Property manager Len Lowings said he thought it was "half of a sheep".

"Police called me at 3.15pm to confirm that it was the body of a male. When I first saw it, I thought it was a half a sheep or something, not a person."

He said the cleaning manager told the workers to dispose of the "meat", but security was called in when they spotted what looked like a sock. It was not clear who the man was or how he got into the freezer.

A tenant who did not want to be identified told the newspaper the room's tenant had moved out in July.

The building had long been a notorious drug and prostitution den which police often raided.

A murder docket had been opened.

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