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Family on holiday discover skeletal remains at Boknes


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape


EASTERN CAPE - On Sunday, 06 October 2019, a man on holiday at Boknes in the Eastern Cape, was in the company of his family walking along beach close to the lagoon.  He came across, what he initially thought was a round stone and started to dig around and discovered that it was the skull of a human being.

The Local SAPS who arrived at the scene, after being contacted, discovered more remains.  The bones which were retrieved will be forwarded to the Department of Health: Forensics Department for further analysis.

An inquest docket has been opened for investigation. According to our records, no person has been reported missing in the area. Detectives are trying to establish the identity of the victim.

An appeal is made to the community who may be aware of any persons who went missing and their bodies not recovered to contact Sergeant Gxogxo of the Alexandria SAPS Detectives on 046 653 0248 during office hours or the crime stop all hours number on 08600 10111.



Captain Mali Govender