Shallow grave identified, two arrested

2017-01-19 06:01
PHOTO: supplied SAPS at the area where the grave was pointed out.

PHOTO: supplied SAPS at the area where the grave was pointed out.

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TWO brothers, aged 24 and 27, could face charges of murder, house robbery and theft after they pointed out a shallow grave with human remains to police­ on Monday.

The arrests come following the investigation into the disappearance of a person from Paddock, who was reported missing in November last year.

Captain Jacques Buys from the Ugu cluster detectives and the investigating officer from Paddock, Detective Sergeant Mzwandile Mchunu followed up on leads, which led to the arrest of the two men in Paddock.

Various stolen items were also recovered and handed in as exhibits.

“A shallow grave was then pointed out to police where the decomposed remains of a human were buried, also in the Paddock area,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

“A post-mortem and DNA test will confirm whether the remains are that of 66-year-old Michael Andrews, who was last seen on 24 November 2016 and reported missing.”

The men appeared in court yesterday, but the outcome was unavailable at the time of going to print.

- Supplied.

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