A man is to appear in Durban Magistrates’ Court in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a local nature reserve, Berea Mail reports.
According to Colonel Thembeka Mbhele from provincial SAPS, on 23 January, the body of a woman in her 30s was found by a passerby in the bushes at Pigeon Valley Park, Glenwood, KwaZulu-Natal.
“On police arrival at the scene, the body was found half naked and some body parts including the head, were missing. A case of murder was opened, and investigation ensued,” said Mbhele.
She said on 29 January after thorough investigation and with the assistance of the community, a suspect, (32), was arrested and detained at Umbilo Police Station.
“Thorough interrogation led to the recovery of a missing finger as well as the head belonging to the victim. The suspect will be charged with murder and will appear in Durban Magistrates’ Court,” she said.
KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa, praised the officers for their quick response in apprehending the suspect and the recovery of the missing parts.
“We will ensure that we do everything within our control to ensure that the suspect is placed before a competent court so that he can account for his actions. We appreciated the commitment shown by the community in fighting crime in our province,” he said.
He said the police appeal to anyone with a missing family member to contact Umbilo police station on 031 203 2407/6 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.