SA woman's body found in Mauritius swimming pool – report

2015-01-03 14:05

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Johannesburg - The Department of International Relations on Saturday said it was providing assistance in Mauritius following the death of a South African woman whose body was found in a swimming pool at a resort.

"We are aware of the case," said departmental spokesperson Nelson Kgwete.

"Our embassy in Port Louis is liasing with all affected parties and providing consular support."

The Saturday Star newspaper reported that the 34-year-old woman's body was discovered on Sunday after her boyfriend, whom she was travelling with, went to take a shower at around midnight.

When he returned she was gone. Along with hotel security, a search began and it was then that her body was found in the pool.

Mauritian police told the newspaper that murder had been ruled out and an autopsy had shown that the body of the 34-year-old woman had no bruising.

The body was to be repatriated back to South Africa.

However, the woman's brother told the newspaper that he had been told unofficially, that the possibility she had been murdered was being investigated, as severe bruising and an injury to her forehead were noted during the autopsy.

Read more on:    mauritius  |  crime  |  southern africa

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