Man shot in head found behind Welkom hostel – police seek next of kin

Man shot in head found behind Welkom hostel – police seek next of kin

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Sergeant Fekiswa Matoti said the deceased’s identity is unknown.

“The Police were informed about the deceased’ body and on their arrival at the scene. They met with a security officer who showed where the body was,” said Matoti in a statement on 29 April.

The deceased was found by two passersby on 28 October 2020 at 11:40. They told the security guard about the body, which was facing up with a gunshot wound to the forehead.

The deceased was clothed in a black shirt, blue jeans and white Converse All Star shoes.

The police noted that a black Huawei cellphone was lying on the ground next to the body.

The motive for the killing is yet to be established but a murder case has been opened for investigation.

“The body is currently at Welkom Government Morgue and thus far nobody has come forward to claim the deceased.

Anyone with information leading to the tracing of relatives and suspects, Detective Sergeant Tseliso Nthaba of Welkom Detective Services can be contacted at 083-252-3771 or alternatively Crime Stop on 08600-10111,” said the police spokesperson.

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