Fully dressed skeleton found under tree near Bloem

2015-07-17 15:26
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Bloemfontein - An inquest docket has been opened for investigation after a skeleton was found lying under a tree next to Brandfort Road on the outskirts of Bloemfontein on Thursday.

Construction workers made the discovery at around 13:00 while they were installing electric fencing on the side of the road police spokesperson, Captain Chaka Marope, said in a statement. 

“The skeleton was still dressed in beige trousers, a grey T-shirt and black Lacoste shoes,” he said.

A preliminary investigation on the scene ascertained the deceased was a man who may have died two years ago.

“Further investigations will be conducted to determine the identity of the deceased through DNA tests,” Marope said.

Anyone who may have reported a loved one missing in the past two years who has not yet been traced is urged to phone Detective Warrant Officer Khaile Mathibela on 082 779 8868.

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