An­other body found no links to other deaths

Grocott's Mail - - NEWS - By LOY­ISO DYONGMAN

The po­lice say there is no ev­i­dence that a body found in Gra­ham­stown on Mon­day morn­ing 26 Oc­to­ber was either mu­ti­lated or was linked to other re­cent mur­ders that they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

They have also again em­pha­sised that there is no ev­i­dence to sup­port ru­mours of a se­rial killer in Gra­ham­stown.

The body of a man aged be­tween 40 and 50 was found in Joza.

Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Mali Goven­der said it was dis­cov­ered at an Ex­ten­sion 6 home around 5.30am on Mon­day.

“Joza SAPS are in­ves­ti­gat­ing,” said Goven­der. She added that there were in­juries to the up­per body.

“The owner of the house had no knowl­edge of how the body got there and who the per­son was. How­ever, rel­a­tives of the vic­tim later man­aged to iden­tify him,” said Goven­der.

She said there were no sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween this case and any of the other re­cent cases and noth­ing to sup­port pub­lic spec­u­la­tion that it was linked to the other mur­ders un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the area, or that it could be the work of a se­rial killer.

“There is also no ev­i­dence that the body suf­fered hu­man mu­ti­la­tion,” Goven­der said.

“The SAPS con­tin­ues to [dis­miss] ru­mours of a se­rial killer... in Gra­ham­stown.”

Goven­der said the East­ern Cape SAPS man­age­ment had called for calm and re­spect for the rule of law, and ap­pealed to the com­mu­nity to work with the po­lice in ap­pre­hend­ing the sus­pect(s).

“An ap­peal is made to any mem­ber of com­mu­nity or any per­son who may be able to as­sist with any in­for­ma­tion to please con­tact the De­tec­tives Lt Mzwandile Maleki on 046 603 9111, War­rant Of­fi­cers: John Man­zana on 082 779 7117 and Kabous Lens­ley on 082 442 3747.

“In­for­ma­tion can be shared through Crime Stop 08600 10 111 and Crime Line 32211, all in­for­ma­tion will be treated as con­fi­den­tial,” said Goven­der.


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