Post mortem on Free State journalist’s body returns inconclusive

Image: iStock

Image: iStock

Detectives have issued an appeal to the public to come forward with information about the incident. 

Free State police on Friday said a post mortem conducted on the body of an award-winning journalist who was found dead on the side of South Africa’s busiest highway produced inconclusive results.

Junior Bonase, a journalist for Dumelang News, a local publication in the Free State capital, was found by a passer-by on the side of N1 highway at Heuningspruit, about 240 kilometres from Bloemfontein.

Bonase’s face was injured, but police are yet to determine a cause of death. Another post mortem will be conducted on Monday.

“Other samples have been referred for forensic tests,” police said.

“A case of culpable homicide has been registered for further investigation.”

Detectives have issued an appeal to the public to come forward with information about the incident.

– African News Agency

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