N West cops on lookout for serial killer
Johannesburg - Lichtenburg police on Tuesday warned of a possible serial killer in the area after a fifth woman was found raped and murdered at a cemetery in Blydeville.
The half-naked and decomposing body of a woman was found at the Blydeville cemetery last Friday morning, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.
Her left finger and right ear had been cut off.
Four other women, between the ages of 16 and 40, were found dead in Blydeville extension 1 between January and September 2010.
"We cannot rule out the possibility that crimes might have been committed by the same suspect. All victims were raped before being killed.
"Three of the bodies were partially naked while the fourth one was completely naked."
Most of the women were on their way home from local taverns and beer halls.
People in the area were advised to avoid walking alone at night in bushy and deserted areas.
They should also not to talk to strangers or accept lifts from them, Ngubane said.