Search for missing woman leads to human remains buried under house
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.