Woman’s body found in sewage tank

2011-11-26 12:51

The body of a 55-year-old woman was found in a sewage tank at the Mooikloof Office Park in Pretoria East, Gauteng police said today.

Denise Stratford was reported missing on Thursday after not arriving home the night before, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

Her car was missing from the office park.

Office park security found blood and spent cartridges in a parking bay and notified police on Thursday morning.

A trail of blood led police to a drain near the building where Stratford worked.

They had to empty the tank to find her body.

“Work to reach her body started at 2pm [on Thursday] and finished just before midnight.”

Yesterday, police arrested a 23-year-old man in possession of Stratford’s car.

Tsinyane could not confirm a report that the man was a security guard at the office park.

“We are anticipating more arrests.”

The man would appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court soon facing charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm. 

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