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2023/02/20      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburg   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 17 February 2023 - The police in Lichtenburg request the community assistance in identifying two unknown bodies.

The body of the first unknown male was found on Saturday, 2 April 2022 at about 01:30, lying on the road at Elandsfontein on the Lichtenburg / Mahikeng Road. A post mortem indicated that he died due to blunt trauma causing body mutilation,  possibly caused by a motor vehicle accident. He is 1.6m tall, dark in complexion and weighs  about 70kg. 

The second body of an unknown male was discovered next to the Lichtenburg / Coligny road by farm workers on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, at about 16:55, approximately 14 kilometres from Lichtenburg. The deceased’s body was decomposed and mummified. He is dark in complexion and was wearing a blue shirt with a solidarity shop steward logo, black chino trousers, a brown belt, brown shoes, with a red and black leather jacket. Next to the body, a black bag was also found containing clothing. The cause of death could not be determined by the post mortem and an Inquest (Judicial enquiry) is under investigation.

The police request anyone with information that can assist in the investigation to contact the Investigating Officer, Warrant Officer Willem Nortman on Cell: 082 416 0897 or call the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop on ‪08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via the MySAPS App from smart phones.