Confession leads cops to body

2013-08-01 22:25


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Johannesburg - The remains of a man found in a shallow grave at a house in Riversdale, Ermelo will be exhumed on Friday, Mpumalanga police said.

It was discovered when a 26-year-old man went to police with information about a murder he committed in April, police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said.

He told police that he murdered a man and buried him behind his house.

"They [police] set off to the scene on Thursday as directed by the man and on arrival, he pointed [out] to them the area where he claimed to have buried the victim."

Officers started digging and, within an hour, found the corpse.

Residents told police the body could be that of the 26-year-old man's friend who they believed had gone back to KwaZulu-Natal.

The man was arrested and expected to appear in the Ermelo Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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