Two murders: Uitenhage detectives seek assistance

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Two murders: Uitenhage detectives seek assistance. Photo: SAPS
Two murders: Uitenhage detectives seek assistance. Photo: SAPS

Detectives from the South African Police Service in Uitenhage is seeking the community’s assistance to help solve the following two murder cases.

It is alleged that on Thursday, 17 January 2019 at about 16:00, a community member found a decomposed body of an unidentified male in the bushes, next to the Kuduskloof road (MR0470), about 150m from the T-junction leading to the R334. The unidentified male was clothed in a pair of blue and white Tomtom sneakers, a blue overall pants and a black/dark shirt.

At the time of the discovery an inquest was opened. After the post mortem was conducted it was established that the cause of death was due to a gunshot wound to the head. The inquest was changed to a case of murder.

The identity of the victim is still unknown and Uitenhage detectives need to trace the next of kin. A watch (see attached photograph) believed to be that of the deceased, was found on the scene. Anyone who recognizes the watch or may know of a missing relative can contact the investigating officer. Anyone who might be able to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects or who can assist with information about the victim, are requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Deon Roos on 079 896 8148, Uitenhage Detectives on 041 996 4500 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

In relation to the second murder, it is alleged that on Sunday, 10 March 2019 at about 16:00, a herdsman alerted Uitenhage police of a body lying about 20m into the bushes next to the Kuduskloof road (MR0470), about 300m from the T-junction. The unknown male, who appears to be in his early 40’s, was dressed in a light blue pants, red/white/black striped shirt without any shoes. The victim was severely assaulted and the cause of death was defined as blunt force trauma to the head.

Anyone who might be able to assist with any information about this murder which could lead to the arrest of the suspect/s or who can assist with information about the victim, are requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Deon Roos on 079 896 8148, Uitenhage Detectives on 041 996 4500 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated confidentially.

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