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Police seek identity of murdered teen

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

PORT ELIZABETH - Bethelsdorp detectives are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying and tracing the next of kin of a 19-year-old teenager who was found murdered last night, 20 November 2020.

According to information received, at about 20:15, members responded to a complaint of a body of a person lying in the bushes between Kroneberg Street in Ext 21 and Hibiscus Street in Ext 31 in Bethelsdorp. The body of a 19-year-old male was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his head. He is unknown by the residents in that area.

The teenager was clad in green check pyjama pants, red and navy track Fila  jacket, a Redbat golf T-shirt, black Dakota shoes and a blue surgical mask. The circumstances surrounding his death is unknown at this stage and suspects are also unknown.

Anyone who can assist police in identifying the teenager or may know his next of kin is asked to contact Detective Warrant Officer Johnny Du Toit at SAPS Bethelsdorp on 082 442 1667 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or the nearest police station.


Colonel Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726