Police ask for public assistance

2015-08-26 06:00

Deceased’s family asked to come forward

THE Welkom police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a deceased man and his family or relatives. His identity is still unknown.

The deceased’s decomposed body was discovered on 29 April behind the Shell Garage in Koppie Alleen Road, Welkom.

The police found a blue overall and white Nike tekkies close to the body.

Const. Kethabile Mofokeng, Welkom police spokesperson, said other clothes were also found in the vicinity of the body.

These items include a blue Drymac, grey jeans, a white and navy T-shirt, a maroon chequered T-shirt, a black belt, a blue and white blanket with chequered stripes, two sunhats, a packet of BB tobacco, traditional coloured beads and a pocket knife.

She said an inquest docket had been opened.

Anyone with information that can assist in establishing the whereabouts of the victim’s relatives can call the investigative officer, WO Andries Brown, on 057-391-6296 or 083-745-3072 during office hours.

Murder investigation underway

The Welkom police are seeking public assistance to trace the suspects who shot and killed Jonas Lebeko (25) on 15 August 2014 at the farm Ezperanza near Welkom.

Molebogeng Lechesa, Welkom police spokesperson, said the deceased had a gunshot wound to the neck. She said the suspects, who are still on the run, were two men wearing black clothing and black balaclavas.

Anyone with information who can assist in tracing the suspects must call Sgt. Teswin Carls on 057-391-6238 or 072-294-9306 during office hours.

Police on the trail of suspects

The Welkom police are appealing for the public’s assistance in the search for the killers of Lebohang Mphuthi, whose body was found next to the railway line behind the Welkom Market on 11 August.

Const. Kethabile Mofokeng, Welkom police spokesperson, said the deceased had multiple stab wounds all over his body. She said the attackers were still on the run.

Anyone who can assist with information about the suspects can phone the investigative officer, WO Mokhejane Khutsoane, on 057-391-6259 or 083-940-1743.

Police search for murder suspects

The Welkom police are appealing for the public’s assistance in its investigation regarding the brutal murder of Thabo Steven Sefatsa.

The deceased’s body was found on 9 July near one of the tailings dams close to the Steyn 2 Mine in Welkom.

Const. Kethabile Mofokeng, Welkom police spokesperson, said the deceased had been assaulted as he had severe wounds to the head.

She said the deceased had been stripped naked by the assailants, who hanged his clothes on a tree close to where the body was discovered.

The body was discovered by two male patrons who were travelling on foot from Steyn 2 Mine, heading to a residence in Extension 19 in Hani Park.

Mofokeng said the two male patrons told a shebeen owner about their gruesome discovery of a man’s naked body and the clothes hanging on a tree.

She said the shebeen owner informed the police upon hearing their story.

Mofokeng said the attackers were still on the run.

The police have now launched an investigation into Sefatsa’s murder, as well as the motive for his killing.

Anyone who has information that can lead to the arrests of the suspects in the murder case must contact the investigating officer, WO Mokhejane Khutsoane, on 057-391-6259 or 083-940-1743 during office hours

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