Firefighters called to retrieve Pretoria man's body

2015-09-01 19:36
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Johannesburg - Firefighters have helped police to break into the property of a Pretoria man who was found dead inside his home in Moreleta Park on Tuesday afternoon, Brooklyn police said.

It was not immediately clear how the man had died, Captain Colette Weilbach said.

"No visible injuries, no forced entry or anything that indicates foul play [was found] at this stage."

An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

The man was discovered around 15:30 inside his kitchen at his home along Kariega Street after his neighbour alerted police that he had not seen him for some time and that his lights had remained on.

Firefighters were called to assist the police to gain access to the house, Weilbach said.

The man's identity is not known. He is believed to be between 35 and 45 years of age.

An inquest docket has been opened.

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