Trucker finds decomposing body

2012-01-31 08:53
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.

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