Search for missing woman leads to human remains buried under house

26 April 2020 - 11:20 By Naledi Shange
The shallow grave where human remains were found in Libode, Eastern Cape.
The shallow grave where human remains were found in Libode, Eastern Cape.
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Community members helping police search for a missing woman stumbled upon a decomposed body at Libode in the Eastern Cape, police said on Sunday.

Capt Khaya Tonjeni said the community were “assisting police in information about a 34-year-old woman who went missing on September 26 2016".

“A case of a missing person was opened after her disappearance.”

Saturday's search led to an abandoned house where bones were found underneath the foundations.

“The bones were covered with a blanket and buried in a shallow grave. They will be sent to the laboratory for testing to determine whether they belong to this missing woman,” said Tonjeni.

A murder case has been opened.


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