This is according to Greenwood police spokesperson Warrant Officer Leon Audh. “The victim had sustained a single gunshot wound to the head, and the hands were tied behind the back,” Audh said. The body was so badly burnt they could not determine if it was male or female, North Glen News reported.
Residents from the Malacca Road Informal Settlement alerted Greenwood Park CPF’s Robin Candy and uMhlanga ward councillor Heinz de Boer of a burning car just outside the settlement when they spotted the flames.
The fire department and authorities were called to the scene soon after. When the flames had been doused and the vehicle inspected, police discovered a person had been stuffed into the boot of a VW Polo Playa, Audh said.
The Polo had been stolen in Sydenham in August last year, Audh added.
Police have urged anyone with information to come forward. A case of murder has been opened at the station.
In March, the body of a man was found with his hands bound in the boot of a burnt car in Florida Park, Johannesburg.
Police still had to confirm the man was the same one a company car had been issued to, as the body was burnt beyond recognition, spokesperson Major Mack Mngomezulu said.
The man was later identified as Gerard Sadan and was reportedly the father of a 20-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter.
The car belonged to a chemical company in Randburg. “It is unclear if the man is employed at the company,” Mngomezulu said.
– Caxton News Service