Kagisanong: The body, believed to be of a 42 year old woman, was found at Raditaba sewerage dam in Hamilton, on Friday the 10 November 2017.

The deceased was last seen on Monday night, 7 November 2017, after she went to confront a neighbour about a tree that was hanging into her yard at Bloemanda location.

She informed her kids about where she was going and when she didn’t return until the morning, her 13 year old daughter went to enquire from the neighbour and he confirmed that she was there but said he had accompanied her back home.

The matter was reported to the police and a missing person docket registered. Upon investigation into the neighbour’s yard, traces of blood and possible human flesh were found, as well as a burnt mattress. Samples were then referred to the laboratory for forensic tests.

At that time, the neighbour was nowhere to be found. Attempts to trace him proved fruitless until Friday, 10 November 2017, when he was traced to his hideout in Phase 9; Mangaung. After much interrogation, he led the police to the dam where the body was found.

Forensic tests will be conducted on the recovered body to determine the cause of death, to positively confirm if it is that of the reported missing woman, and to check if it is compatible to traces of blood and human flesh recovered at the neighbour`s house.

The 23 years old suspect was charged with murder and will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Monday the 13 November 2017.

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