Investigation launched after uniformed cop found dead in Upington

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The body of a police officer, still in her police uniform, was found in Upington.
The body of a police officer, still in her police uniform, was found in Upington.
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Northern Cape police are investigating the mysterious death of an unidentified police officer in Upington.

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The officer's body was found, still in police uniform, early on Tuesday morning.

"The Rosedale SAPS are investigating an inquest after the body of a 35-year-old female was discovered this morning," police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said on Tuesday.

"At about 07:30, a passerby discovered the body of the deceased on the railway tracks in Rosedale."

The police officer was on duty the previous day at the Upington police station, Kock said, adding that it would explain why she was dressed in police uniform.

An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death, Kock added.

He added that the police officer showed no signs of injury.

"Police investigations are continuing. Anyone with information can call Rosedale SAPS detective unit on 054 337 0126," said Kock.

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