Playing children find bodies in the bush in Humansdorp and Hankey

South African Police Service

Playing children find bodies in the bush in Humansdorp and Hankey
Playing children find bodies in the bush in Humansdorp and Hankey

Police are investigating a case of murder following the recovery of a body of a man in the bushes in Humansdorp. Another body was found in the bushes in Hankey on 27 August 2020.

At about 15:30, it is alleged that a group of playing children stumbled across the body of a man lying in the bushes near Kuart and Krautz streets in Humansdorp. It is said that the children went to the nearest house to report the incident. At the scene, police found a lifeless body of an unknown man with a gunshot wound in the upper body. The deceased was wearing a khaki pair of trouser with SA flag on the right leg, a brown jacket, a black tracksuit top and with no shoes.

At this stage, the deceased and the motive for the murder are unknown. Police are urging anyone who may assist with identification of the deceased or have information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) is urged to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Zuan Nepgen on 082 441 7613 or 081 234 7783.

In another incident, at about 02:30pm (an hour earlier), it is alleged that a group of children who were walking in the bushes near New Area Silvertown/Blikkiesdorp in Hankey were invited by a strong and very unpleasant smell. It is said that they looked around and saw the body of a man, and quickly ran to the road, where they flagged down a police vehicle that was driving past.

At the scene, police found a decomposed body of a man. The deceased was wearing a greenish top and a grey tracksuit pant. Anyone who could assist with identification of the deceased is urged to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Francois Kammies on 042 284 8100 or 082 441 7919.

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