Woman, child found buried in shallow grave on KZN beach

2017-12-20 16:21


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Durban – A murder investigation is underway after the bodies of a woman and a child were discovered in a shallow grave on Desainager Beach, north of Durban, police said on Wednesday.

The gruesome discovery was made on Monday after a member of the public saw blood flowing down a pathway, through a bushy area at the beach.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) spokesperson Nazir Sadack, who was at the scene when the bodies were discovered, said he and the police had followed the trail of fresh blood.

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He said both deceased appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to their heads.

Sadack said he and a police officer had started digging and discovered the woman.

"As we were removing the body, as we suspected, something else was under her. We dug further to discover the child."

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Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said police were investigating two counts of murder.

"The motive is unknown and the matter is under investigation. We are appealing to anyone who might have information to contact the local police station or our Crime Stop number on 08600 10111."

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