Human body found in freezer

2012-10-03 09:01
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Cape Town - Construction workers renovating a Cape Town apartment building have found a rotting human body in a chest freezer.

They were refurbishing one of the city’s most notorious blocks of flats - Senator Park in the CBD, which had become known as a prostitution and drug den, reported Eyewitness News.

The building is uninhabited at present after all the tenants were evicted and the units were welded shut to prevent squatters from moving in.  The renovations started a month ago.

The Cape Times reported that the electricity supply had been disconnected when the renovations started. Workers found the freezer on the fifth floor and opened it, discovering the rotting meat which caused a "horrendous smell" in the room. They initially thought it was half a sheep, but then spotted "what looked like a sock".

Police were called in and forensics confirmed that it was a human body.

A murder docket was opened, and the body has not yet been identified.
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