On arrival, the scrap collector led RUSA Members more than 500 metres through dense vegetation until they reached the location of the body which was in a prone position and partially exposed along the river bank.
Naked decomposed body found in the bank of Umhlangane River in Avoca Photo: RUSA
“The sex or race of the deceased could not be confirmed due to the extent of the decomposition. The South African Police Service (SAPS) Search & Rescue Unit were called out to recover the body.”
BURNT REMAINS FOUND IN FREE STATE
Mophiring said the deceased had multiple stab wounds to the face and upper body and was partly burnt.
A murder case has been opened for investigation by the Phuthaditjhaba police station.
Members of the public with information about the deceased’s family or relatives are encouraged to contact the investigating station at 072-564-3200 or Crime Stop 08600-10111.