Mystery as human remains are found in a house

2019-07-10 15:06
Human remains found in Benoni house. (Photo: Facebook/Vulnerable Citizens South Africa)

Human remains found in Benoni house. (Photo: Facebook/Vulnerable Citizens South Africa)

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Human remains were found in a deserted house in Benoni last week.

The remains were discovered in a house in Mackenzie Park in the East Rand, Gauteng on Wednesday 3 July after a neighbour alerted the police of inactivity in the house.

It’s believed the skeletal remains have been there for over two years.

According to Manogari Moonsammy, from the local Community Policing Forum (CPF), the CPF received an urgent alert on WhatsApp on Wednesday when the shocking discovery was made.

The message informed residents that the street was inaccessible due to a police presence. The house had been cordoned off while police attended to the scene.

Spokesperson of the Benoni SAPS, Captain Nomsa Sekele, confirmed that the identity of the person whose remains it is, is still unknown. She says investigations are still underway.

“We’ve opened an inquest and we’re waiting for the forensic report. That could take up to six weeks,” Captain Sekele says.

An unidentified neighbour told Benoni City Times that she hadn’t seen the occupant of the house for over two years, which piqued her suspicions.

Another neighbour who didn’t want to be named told the local newspaper that the occupant of the house was a traditional healer.

“The resident was well known, so we all became suspicious when we stopped seeing the resident.”

There’s been no confirmation that the remains belong to the occupant of the house.

Read more on:    crime  |  police  |  human  |  body  |  skeleton
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