Mpuma woman's body found in water pipe

2013-07-29 11:55
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Johannesburg - A 33-year-old woman was found dead in a water pipe near a farm in Breyten, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

A farmworker saw what looked like a person's arms in a pipe on Saturday morning and informed his employer, who then called the police, Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

Police found Claudi van der Merwe partially naked, with her throat slit. They thought the two black refuse bags found near her body were used to carry her there.

Hlathi said her Kia Picanto was found three kilometres away.

Van der Merwe was last seen on Friday afternoon at the guest house in Hendrina where she worked.
No arrests had yet been made.

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