Serial killer at large in EC, police launch manhunt

The Eastern Cape police officers have launched a manhunt for a serial killer after the third victim’s body was found.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the first incident happened on February 16.

“In the first incident on February 16, 2019, the semi-naked body [of a] 43-year-old woman was found on a field near a primary school in NU8 in the Motherwell area. It is alleged that the previous day at about 20:00, the victim was assisting a friend to babysit at a house in Ngcungcu Street.”

The second incident occured on May 4. The body of a 21-year-old woman was found in the bushes in Addo Road.

On October 6, the partially decomposed body of a woman was found. Her identity has not been determined yet.

“In all cases, it is suspected that the three women were raped. We are awaiting DNA results to confirm if the victims were raped or not. The investigating officer believes that these were the acts of a single person attacking women in the area,”  Naidu confirmed.

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