Cops fol­low up leads in two crim­i­nal cases

The Rep - - NEWS - – Rep re­porter

PO­LICE in Ko­mani have es­tab­lished a task team to in­ves­ti­gate the dis­ap­pear­ance of a 14-year-old girl from Mlungisi three weeks ago.

In the mean­time, po­lice con­firmed this week that they con­tinue to await the DNA re­sults of a body found in the Eskom res­i­den­tial area three weeks ago.

Po­lice spokes­woman Cap­tain Namhla Mdle­leni con­firmed this week that the re­sults had not yet been re­turned to the lo­cal po­lice.

The body had been found be­tween John Noah High School and the res­i­den­tial area, with a tyre placed around it.

Po­lice are also con­tin­u­ing the search for a miss­ing girl, Vuy­ol­wethu He­meni, 14, from the same area, who went miss­ing on Au­gust 25. He­meni, a pupil of Edlel­weni Pri­mary School, did not re­turn home af­ter school and was res­i­dent in the Eskom area.

Po­lice con­firmed last week (“Still gone” Septem­ber 8) that while there had been spec­u­la­tion that there was a link be­tween the miss­ing child and the body, such a link could not be con­firmed and the cases were be­ing treated as sep­a­rate.

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