Body believed to be that of missing Soesdyke labourer discovered at Kurubrang

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Patrick Vyfhuis

…family calls for thorough investigation

A partially decomposed body, believed to be that of 42-year old Patrick Vyfhuis of Soesdyke, who went missing a few weeks ago, was discovered on Wednesday in Kurabrang, clad in a white t-shirt and grey jeans, along with a blue sneakers.

The news of the man’s passing sent shock-waves to friends and family. Relatives are now calling for a thorough investigation to be launched into the man’s death, which they say seems to be suspicious.

The father of three was reportedly employed as a labourer at a mining camp at Kurubrang since July 5. INews understands that this is the second time Vyfhuis had ventured out into the interior to work for the same employer.

Odessia Spencer, sister of the now dead man explained that she finds her brother’s passing a little strange. She explained that the family heard a rumour that her brother was missing a few days ago, but the employer allegedly refused to provide any helpful information.

The dead man’s sister related that her brother’s partially decomposed body was reportedly identified by his employer, who related he was able to identify him due to his clothing.

She related that the family is still awaiting the remains to conduct a post mortem examination, saying that a DNA test may be necessary, due to his deteriorating state.

Efforts made by this publication to contact the employer for a comment proved futile.

Commander of ‘F’ Division (Interior locations), Kevin Adonis confirmed that the remains were found and that no one is presently in custody. He explained that the Police were advised to send the remains to be tested so as to confirm its identity on Wednesday.

He nevertheless noted that investigations are ongoing into the matter.

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