Decomposing body found in Linden with hands bound

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Police are now seeking to identify the partially decomposed body of an African male which was discovered on Monday morning by a group of men on the Long Creek, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.

Inews understands that the unidentified man is said to be in his mid 30’s. According to a police source, the man was found “facing down with [his] head to the east and feet to the west.” The body was clad in a pair of black jeans, white jersey and black and brown Sonoma slippers, while his hands were tied behind his back with a multi-coloured rope.

Upon inspection of the body, ranks from the Crime Scene Unit deemed it difficult to identify any marks of violence, due to the advanced state of decomposition.

Based on reports received, at around 10:15hrs on Monday, a 27-year-old labourer, his brother-in-law and four other men were on their way to the back dam “to cut T shore wood” when they came across a foul stench. They also noticed that crows were circling a specific area and upon searching, the body was discovered.

The deteriorated body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlous and is awaiting a post mortem examination. (Ramona Luthi)

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