Human remains found near King Shaka Airport

2017-10-26 06:00

TONGAAT SAPS have opened an inquest docket after human remains were found on the N2 near King Shaka International Airport on October 14.

SAPS spokesperson in Tongaat Captain Patrick Ngwane said the police received a complaint and were dispatched at the scene.

A resident, who was looking for mushrooms in the bush near the highway, made the discovery and alerted the police.

“When the police arrived at the scene they noticed a human skull and remains in the bushes near a drain.

“There was also a pillow lying near the head. The deceased is unknown.

“The body was in a state of decomposition as a result it was not easy to determine the sex and race.”

Ngwane said the remains were taken to the Phoenix government mortuary for a post-mortem.

“An inquest docket was opened and the case is being investigated by SAPS Tongaat detectives. Police request anyone who might assist with information that will lead to the identification of the deceased or any information that may assist to solve the case, to contact the Tongaat SAPS.”

Detective Constable SM Ogle can be contacted on 032 944 9920, 032 944 9927 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

- Supplied.

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