Dead body found floating in pool in Durban

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The homeowners apparently heard no commotion but woke up to find the body floating in the pool.

The body of an unidentified woman was found floating in an uMhlanga resident’s pool in Durban on Thursday.

Durban North police spokesperson Captain Raymond Deokaran said the Marine Drive homeowners discovered the woman’s body at about 7.30am, Northglen News reported.

“It would appear the woman had walked on to the property and walked to the pool. At this stage, we aren’t sure if she slipped and fell into the pool or whether it was a suicide. The homeowners heard no commotion but woke up this morning to find the body floating in the pool. They alerted the authorities but when we arrived the body was in a state of rigor mortis,” added Deokaran.

“She appears to have been in the water for a long time; her lips were blue. The victim was fully clothed and may have been a vagrant, however, we are unsure at the moment. We found a blanket and two oranges left at the side of the pool, which belonged to her. We are trying to track down a next-of-kin,” he said.

Caxton News Service


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