Miss­ing woman’s badly mu­ti­lated body found

The Citizen (KZN) - - NEWS - Vir­ginia Kep­pler

A week af­ter a Pre­to­ria woman went miss­ing, her badly mu­ti­lated body was found in the mid­dle of the N1 high­way, near Stor­mvoël Toll Plaza, on Wed­nes­day.

The body has been iden­ti­fied as 36-year-old Dianne Rose Ayres from Kil­ner Park.

Fam­ily and friends searched fran­ti­cally for her last Wed­nes­day, the night she dis­ap­peared.

Rose Ayres’ mother said her daugh­ter went miss­ing af­ter at­tend­ing a friend’s funeral. She had gone for a walk be­cause she was very up­set and never re­turned.

“She had taken it very hard be­cause her friend was young and he had cancer and she wanted to walk to clear her head,” she said.

She asked that her daugh­ter’s name not be men­tioned in the house be­cause “ev­ery time her dog hears her name, he would run to her bed­room look­ing for her”, she said, break­ing down in tears.

Yes­ter­day morn­ing, a day af­ter police informed Dianne’s mother of her daugh­ter’s death, she had to iden­tify her body.

“The only way I could iden­tify my daugh­ter was by her tat­toos,” she said.

“When I saw her yes­ter­day, she had no face. Her face and feet were off and her throat was cut.

“They had tried to re­con­struct her face and there were just black stitches all over her face and around her an­kles where her feet were sown on.

“The police of­fi­cer said it is pos­si­ble that she was thrown on the high­way and a few cars drove over her body be­fore the last per­son stopped and called the police,” she said.

Police spokesper­son Cap­tain Coba Brits said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of man­slaugh­ter and were busy fol­low­ing up var­i­ous leads.

She said be­cause Dianne had been hit by sev­eral cars, they had to put stitches in parts of her body to get a bet­ter pic­ture of her.

“Al­though her feet and face have stitches, it does not mean it was com­pletely apart from the rest of her body,” she added.

“Her body had sev­eral in­juries, the cause of which will be de­ter­mined in an au­topsy.”

Pic­ture: Face­book

GRUE­SOME STATE. Dianne Rose Ayres’ body was found on the N1 high­way a week af­ter she went miss­ing.

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