Man arrested after ‘missing’ wife found buried under bathtub

31 August 2021 - 14:12 By TimesLIVE
The 34-year-old woman had been reported missing by her husband two years ago. File photo.
The 34-year-old woman had been reported missing by her husband two years ago. File photo.
Image: Gareth Wilson

A loosened bathtub aroused suspicion, leading to the gruesome discovery of a woman’s corpse.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson Capt Siphokazi Mawisa said the woman's 43-year-old husband was arrested on Monday in connection with her death and will appear in court soon.

The 34-year-old Butterworth woman had been reported missing by her husband in July 2019.

The missing person’s inquiry led nowhere.

Recently the police were contacted by a family member “who was suspicious about the bathtub which was no longer mounted on the surface”.

The woman’s remains were found under the bathtub.

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