Pathology van stolen, with body inside, while driver relieves himself on side of road

2019-07-02 13:03
The forensic pathology van that police recovered (Supplied)

The forensic pathology van that police recovered (Supplied)

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Eastern Cape police are investigating an incident in which a forensic pathology van was stolen, with a body inside, while the driver was relieving himself on the side of the road.

The van was recovered in Mthatha in the early hours of Tuesday after it was reported stolen at around 20:00 on Monday, Captain Dineo Koena said.

The driver reported that he had stopped the vehicle near Ngcingani on the R61 and left the ignition on while he urinated.

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An unknown man then took the vehicle, he reported to them.

The driver had been transporting a body from a Ngcobo funeral parlour to Mthatha forensic pathology at the time.

"After an intensive investigation and chase by police, the vehicle with the deceased body, the driver's two cellphones and a wallet was found in dongas in the same vicinity at about 00:45 [on Tuesday]," said Koena.

Fingerprints were lifted to probe whether there is more to the story.

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