Woman in a shallow grave discovered, next of kin sought

Mid Illovo police are searching for the relatives of a woman who was found in a shallow grave at the Tyrone farm in Mid Illovo. It is alleged that on 20 March 2018 at 07:00, the farmer was working in his farm when he spotted freshly dug soil covered with tree branches and went to investigate. He then saw a hand and a foot appearing from the soil then he contacted the police. Search and Rescue Team members recovered the body of a female in her thirties. She had head injuries with a deep laceration on the forehead. She was wearing a pink top with black tights. A hammer with a yellow and green handle was found next to the body.

A case of murder was opened at the Mid Illovo police station for investigation. No arrest has been made at this stage and the deceased is unknown. Police are appealing to the members of the community to assist in locating the next of kin and assist in identifying the deceased. Any information relating to the incident or the suspect will be highly appreciated. Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Sibiya on 082 459 6628 and our Crime Stop can also be contacted on 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service