Trucker finds decomposing body
Johannesburg - A truck driver discovered a decomposing body in an inaccessible, vacant lot while washing his vehicle in the industrial area of City Deep on Monday evening, a Johannesburg emergency worker said.
The driver was on the truck's roof when he saw the body in an open space behind a factory, said Johannesburg Emergency Management Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi.
"An ambulance was called, but we could see immediately that the man was dead," said Mulaudzi.
The body was that of a man who was aged about 40. It appeared that he had been dead for a few days.
Police were at the scene late on Monday to retrieve the body.
"This is not a place where people walk. It is very unusual," said Mulaudzi.