Mount Road police seek identity of deceased person

EASTERN CAPE – Detectives at SAPS Mount Road is urgently seeking the community’s assistance in tracing the next of kin and the identity of a man whose remains was found on the N2 freeway near Cotswold on 26 March 2021.

According to police information, on the mentioned date at about 20:00, a motorist was driving from Kabega Park towards Cotswold when he noticed the remains of a human being on the freeway. He then contacted the police.

Police suspect that the person was a victim of a ‘hit and run. The victim is unidentified and is a white adult male with short brown/grey hair. He was wearing a cream and black jacket; navy blue, yellow and purple polar fleece jersey; yellow socks; navy pants; blue Skechers takkies; blue and white check shirt and a grey T-shirt.

A black string with a nail clipper was found around his neck. He had distinguished tattoos: left upper arm – a round circle with an image of a man with a gun and an inscription around it as well as a bird and an unidentifiable image; on the right upper arm is an unidentifiable image and on the right foot is an inscription.

Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

Anyone who can assist in identifying the deceased person or know of any person that may be missing for some time, is asked to contact D/Const Thozama Msutwana at SAPS Mount Road on 041 394 6243 or Crime Stop on 08600 1011 or their nearest police station or via MySAPS app.

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