Police need help to find next-of-kin

2019-02-07 06:00

DETECTIVES from Despatch police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, following a fatal accident between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle on Saturday, 22 December 2018 at about 18:20.

It is alleged that the driver of a white VW Polo was travelling on the R75 (close to the cemetery in Despatch) towards the direction of Port Elizabeth, when a pedestrian allegedly ran across the road and was struck.

“The driver immediately stopped at the scene and summoned the relevant response units. The unidentified male, who was about 30-years-old, passed on at the scene,” said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

Detectives are seeking the assistance of the community to help trace the next-of-kin of the unidentified male, who was wearing a brown jersey and brown trousers and he was about 1.74m tall. He had no distinctive marks or tattoos.

  • Enquiries: Detective Warrant Officer Duane Lerm on 041 933 800/21.

In another incident the body of an unidentified male was found on 23 December 2018 close to a bridge, next to the R75, in the Joe Slovo area. He was wearing a khaki jacket, orange shorts, grey shirt and black shoes and appears to be have been in his sixties. He had no distinctive marks or tattoos.

  • Enquiries: Detective Warrant Officer Deon Janse van Rensburg on 041 933 8017.
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