Woman discovered in a shallow grave in Mid Illovo

2018-04-11 06:03

MID Illovo police are searching for the relatives of a woman who was found in a shallow grave at the Tyrone farm in Mid Illovo.

It is alleged that on March 20 at 7 am, a farmer was working on his farm when he saw an area of freshly dug soil covered with tree branches and he went to investigate. He then saw a hand and a foot lying on the soil and he contacted the police. The police Search and Rescue Team members recovered the body of a woman in her thirties. She had head injuries, including a deep injury on her forehead. She was wearing a pink top and black tights. A hammer with a yellow and green handle was found next to her body.

A case of murder has been opened at the Mid Illovo police station. No arrest has been made at this stage and the deceased is unknown.

Police are appealing to members of the community to assist in locating the next of kin and assist in identifying the deceased. Any information relating to the incident or the suspect will be highly appreciated.

Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Sibiya, at 082 459 6628 or can call the Crime Stop line at 08600 10111.

— Supplied.

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