Bodies found in Richmond and PMB

2010-11-24 00:00

POLICE are investigating two murders following the discovery of bodies with serious wounds in Pietermaritzburg and Richmond on Monday and yesterday respectively.

The latest discovery was that of an adult man whose body was found wrapped in plastic in the Sutherland Tannery dam in Plessislaer at about 11.30 am yesterday. He had a gash wound on his head.

The other body was found in a forest in Richmond at about 2 pm on Monday.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said two tannery employees were doing a normal check on the dam when they saw the partially decomposed body floating.

Jeevan said that while police and residents were at the scene, one man identified the body as that of a resident of the nearby Gomoro informal settlement.

She said the man’s family members from Richmond will meet the police to confirm the identity.

Other residents in the area said the deceased also has relatives in Sobantu.

As for the Richmond discovery, Jeevan said two men were collecting wood in a forest along the Durban Road when they found the body.

“They noticed a man running into the forest. He was being chased by another unknown man.

“A short while later they noticed one man fleeing from the forest. Upon investigation they discovered a body and immediately contacted the police,” said Jeevan.

She said the deceased is of medium build, light in complexion, and has short black hair. He was wearing a pair of light-blue trousers and socks, but no shoes.

Jeevan appealed to anyone with information about the body found in the tannery dam to call Warrant Officer Bonginkosi Ngcobo at 033 212 9453 or 083 477 6690.

People with information about the Richmond murder should call Captain Keith Wessels at 033 398 9771 or 083 232 2737.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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