Woman murdered, man found hanged

2015-01-05 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG police are investigating a murder and the death of a man found hanging from a tree.

The first body, that of a 30-year-old woman, was found in the bushes near Manor Flats on Ohrtmann Road on Saturday afternoon.

Just hours later, the second body, that of a 35-year-old man, was found hanging from a tree near a railway line next to Forest Hill Primary School. Police suspect the woman to have been a murder victim, while an inquest docket had been opened for the man.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said postmortems would be conducted to determine the causes of death.

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