Police exhume remains in alleged 1987 murder

2010-07-02 00:00

MYSTERY surrounds the exhumation of the remains of a man buried more than two decades ago after an alleged murder.

Police yesterday dug up the remains of the man, whose identity remains a mystery, from a shallow unmarked grave at the Snathing Cemetery in the Plessislaer area.

Police investigators would not comment at the scene.

They also would not allow interviews with the people believed to be relatives of the dead man.

Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the investigation is highly sensitive and they do not want to give details until the investigation is complete.

The Witness was able to confirm, however, that the police are following up on information relating to a murder that took place in the Plessislaer area in 1987.

As part of the inquiry into the murder, investigators sought permission to exhume the remains, apparently for the purposes of identification and to determine the cause of death if possible.

The course of the investigation will be guided by the forensic findings.

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