The police were investigating a case of alleged brutal murder after a dead body of an unidentified person was found in a water drain in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, police announced Thursday.
On Tuesday afternoon the police were alerted by a local resident who allegedly discovered the body in Luyolo Street, Thubelitsha, police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed.
“When SAPS members arrived on the scene, they found the body of a person burned beyond recognition,” he said.
The body has been taken to a mortuary where a post-mortem will be conducted to determine race, gender, and cause of death.
Some say that the corpse is thought to be the remains of a young woman, but this has not been officially confirmed.