Flat owner shocked at body in freezer

2012-10-04 08:39
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Cape Town - The owner of a Cape Town flat in which a body was discovered in a chest freezer told of her shock on Wednesday.

The badly decomposed body was found by construction workers doing renovation work on the notorious Senator Park apartment building, reported the Cape Argus.

“I can’t believe something like this has happened here. I mean, this is something you would expect to happen in a movie or something,” flat owner Bernadette Bailey said.

The flat belonged to her late mother and her mother’s boyfriend but he moved out as it was no longer considered safe for him to live there.

Bailey said heavy burglar gates were put on the flat and she didn’t know how the killers got in to dump the body.

“The smell that came out of there was terrible, and the way the body was squashed into that fridge was terrible,” she said.

Police said the body was so badly decomposed they could not even tell what gender it was.

Investigations into the murder are continuing.

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