UPDATE: Dumped body in east still a mystery

The scene where the body was found. Photo Supplied.

The next-of-kin of the man found dead near the Hearthely dumpsite have been found, police confirm.

Police spokesperson Captain Michael Mbewe said the body was found last October and the police were working night and day to bring his killers to book.

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He said the police were alerted to the body by a recycler who was scavenging for scraps in the area.

“The victim was found behind a heap of rubble near the dumping site in Nellmapius Extension 24. He was wearing only a red T-shirt,” said Mbewe.

The police are appealing for information that may assist the investigation.

He also advised residents to avoid isolated areas, especially after dark.

Residents with information must contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111 or the Mamelodi East police on 012-815-7080.

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Stephen Selaluke
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