Fears of serial killer loose in Cape Town

2014-12-17 14:42

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Cape Town - The bodies of five women have been found naked and buried in shallow graves near Century City train station leading Western Cape police to suspect a serial killer is on the loose, a report said on Wednesday.

The most recent body was found on Saturday, a police source told the Cape Times.

All the bodies were buried face down and had their hands tied behind their backs.

“At this stage it’s all murder cases, but the modus operandi is the same. We suspect a serial killer.”

The bodies were so badly decomposed that police were unable to identify any of them although they were all estimated to be aged between 20 and 32.

One of the bodies was completely burnt, police told community newspaper People’s Post.

South Africa has 160 serial killers on record, dating back to the 1950s, the Cape Argus reported in October.

The perception of serial killers as outcasts was incorrect as about 60% were involved in romantic relationships, Brigadier Gerard Labuschagne of the police’s investigative psychology section says.

Anyone with information can contact their nearest police station, call Crime Stop at 0800 10111, SMS Crimeline at 32211 and Kensington police on 021 594 7043.

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