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Police seek assistance in identifying a murder man: Gelvandale

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

GQEBERHA - SAPS Gelvandale detectives are seeking the communities’ assistance in tracing the next of kin of an unidentified murdered man whose body was found this morning in Grundling Street in Shauderville.

It is alleged that at about 09:00, a bush dweller was rummaging in the bushes looking for scrap in Grundling Street next to a school when he noticed a big cream bag lying behind a tree and against the wall. He opened the bag and found a body of a male who was already in a state of decomposition. The deceased person had a belt around the neck, hands tied behind his back with another belt and his feet bound with sellotape. The bag was also tied up.

He immediately alerted the community before running away. The deceased is an adult male and he was wearing a white T-shirt and a blue denim. He is of big build.

A case of murder is under investigation.  The post mortem will determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone who can assist police in identifying the man or may know of someone who is missing or can shed any information relating to the murder, is asked to contact SAPS Gelvandale, Detective Sergeant Landiswa Sokanyile on 073 448 5539 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.


Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726