Dead man’s body found decomposing in Joburg drain

Johannesburg metro police department is investigating the case of an alleged murder after the body of an unidentified man was discovered in a stormwater drain off the N1 highway in southern Johannesburg on Tuesday.

A driving by motorist had spotted something what looked like a human body in the drain before he stopped and made the gruesome discovery on Tuesday afternoon.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the man had been dead for some time. There was nothing to be done for the man and the paramedics pronounced him dead.

The circumstances of his death are yet to be established.

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