PICS | Third body found dumped near Pietermaritzburg sports field in four months

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A Second body of a woman was found on Tuesday at Manor bridge.PHOTO: Moeketsi Mamane
A Second body of a woman was found on Tuesday at Manor bridge.PHOTO: Moeketsi Mamane

Another decomposed body of an unknown woman was discovered in the bush surrounding the Manor bridge Tuesday morning.

This brings to a total of three bodies that have been discovered in this area since December.

The latest shocking discovery was made by a by-passer in the area who then alerted the ward councillor.

Less than two weeks ago the decomposed body of another unknown woman was discovered in Manor Grounds. It was suspected that the body had been there for an entire week.

A second decomposing body of a woman was found at Manor bridge.PHOTO: Moeketsi Mamane
The Second body of a woman was found at Manor bridge.PHOTO: Moeketsi Mamane

In December the body of a man was also discovered in the area.

Ward 33 councillor Suraya Reddy told The Witness that a woman came into her office in the morning and informed her that there is a body that has been discovered and they need assistance with calling the police.

She said according to the information that she received the body looked like it had been there for about three to four weeks.

“I am still shocked and the whole community is shocked, especially because we had another body that was discovered not so long ago. This is worrying because it looks like Manor is slowly becoming a hot spot for people to dump their dirt and bodies now. We have asked several times for this area to be cleaned by the municipality.”

“At this stage we do not know what is really happening. The murder might have happened at night because no-one heard or saw anything. It is still too early to speculate whether we have a serial killer in the area or not,” she added.

Reddy said the community members and people who work around the area are scared now and fear for their lives because of these incidents. She said she has been informed by the police that this is the third body that found in the area since December.

“I have been told that in December a male body was discovered and now these two woman has been discovered as well in the same state.

Pietermaritzburg Police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese confirmed the incident. He said police has opened an inquest.

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