Human body found in freezer

2012-10-03 09:01

Cape Town - Construction workers renovating a Cape Town apartment building have found a rotting human body in a chest freezer.

They were refurbishing one of the city’s most notorious blocks of flats - Senator Park in the CBD, which had become known as a prostitution and drug den, reported Eyewitness News.

The building is uninhabited at present after all the tenants were evicted and the units were welded shut to prevent squatters from moving in.  The renovations started a month ago.

The Cape Times reported that the electricity supply had been disconnected when the renovations started. Workers found the freezer on the fifth floor and opened it, discovering the rotting meat which caused a "horrendous smell" in the room. They initially thought it was half a sheep, but then spotted "what looked like a sock".

Police were called in and forensics confirmed that it was a human body.

A murder docket was opened, and the body has not yet been identified.

  • Pixi3kid - 2012-10-03 09:17


      danalexsmith - 2012-10-03 09:33

      Where is the murderer + friends living in CT now?...

  • susanna.smit.7 - 2012-10-03 09:18

    If only drug pushers can shut themselves in a freezer for a day, it would be a fine day indeed.

  • bond.ndalo - 2012-10-03 09:19


  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-03 09:19

    Oh dear... let's hope the crime scene hasn't been tainted beyond use. Unlikely as that is under the circumstances. Shame for the poor guys who found it. Will never get that smell out of their noses, no doubt. Oh, and lest I forget, shame for the dead person too. RIP.

  • sarah.bouttell - 2012-10-03 09:25

    *Note to self, relying on electricity in SA to hide/cover up a crime is probably a no-no.

  • herman.mouton - 2012-10-03 09:36

    CSI Cape Town!!!

  • linda.mcintyregrice - 2012-10-03 09:48


  • vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-10-03 09:50

    Is this a horror movie or what? People have become so evil that they think its a way of life.

  • khumbudzo.budeli - 2012-10-03 09:55

    Jah neh, thats all i can say. Am speechless

  • pmalungana - 2012-10-03 10:01

    This is bad indeed

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-10-03 10:11

    This happens if you dont pay your nigerians

  • matshidiso.rantai - 2012-10-03 10:24

    Guess its time to look for the person who lived in that apartment. RIP and finaly closure to the family of the deseased.

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-10-03 19:20

    Eish. That's why people never want to look in abandoned fridges but the curiosity is too strong sonetimes!

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