Remains found at ex-boyfriend’s house could be Rasuge’s

2012-03-20 15:40

A murder mystery that has lasted nearly a decade may be solved after police today recovered human remains thought to be those of murdered North West Police Constable Francis Rasuge.

The remains of Rasuge, who went missing in 2004 and has since been declared dead, have never been recovered.

Colonel Katlego Mogale, police spokesperson, confirmed that members of the police’s forensic science lab yesterday found “some bones, including a human skull, and some hair” at the site of Rasuge’s former boyfriend’s house in Temba outside Hammanskraal.

William Nkuna, the former boyfriend, is currently serving a life sentence for her murder, despite the fact that her body was never found.

Attempts by police to find her body at Nkuna’s house in 2007 were unsuccessful.

The bones discovered yesterday were found buried under concrete.

Mogale said the police were alerted that human remains had been found by builders who were digging a new foundation at the site of Nkuna’s home.

The police’s forensic lab will now conduct DNA tests on the bones to determine if they indeed belong to Rasuge.

In 2005, Nkuna was sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder by Judge Ronald Hendricks.

Blood was found in Nkuna’s car that matched Rasuge’s and a string of cash withdrawals from her bank account by Nkuna linked him to the crime.

He was the last person to see her alive.

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