Woman raped and murdered in Tongaat cane field

Woman raped and murdered in Tongaat cane field
The body of an unidentified female has been recovered in a cane field in Tongaat, KwaZulu Natal. Photo Reaction Unit South Africa

The body of an unidentified female has been recovered in a cane field in Tongaat, KwaZulu Natal after a pedestrian reported that he noticed a handbag lying on the roadside.

On May 1, 2016 at approx 07:00 Reaction Unit South Africa received a call from a male factory worker in Tongaat who informed the controller on duty that he noticed a handbag and packet lying on the road side on his way to work. He then noticed that a female was lying in the sugarcane plantation. He then ran to his workplace and contacted the RUSA Tongaat Operations Center.

Reaction Officers were dispatched to the factory and picked up the informer who pointed out the area where he found the bag. Reaction officers then walked into the cane field and found the body of an unknown female. She was lying face up. Paramedics were called to the scene and confirmed that the female was deceased.

Reaction Officers found the woman’s underwear, her bag and her packets lying near her body. A packet of medication was found nearby and her wallet was found open.

Woman raped and murdered in Tongaat cane field. Photo Reaction Unit South Africa
Woman raped and murdered in Tongaat cane field. Photo Reaction Unit South Africa

The woman has not been identified.

Source – Reaction Unit South Africa

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