Breaking news: Body found in Rooidam, Lourierpark

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Photo: Pierce van Heerden

The decomposed body of an unknown male has been discovered in the Rooidam in Lourierpark at around 12:30 today.


According to police spokesperson, Thabo Covane, an elderly resident took a walk by the dam when he saw the head of a person sticking out of the water. “The elderly man saw the head of a person but rest of the body was not visible. The man rushed back to alert the police. He later returned to the scene to show the police where he saw the head.”


When Bloemfontein Courant arrived at Rooidam members of the South African Police Service, Manguang Fire and Rescue and the diving unit were on the scene.
Covane says the deceased was wearing a black long sleeve round neck shirt, black jeans, and Nike sneakers.


“Limited information is available at the moment but an inquest will be opened at the Park Road Police Station,” said Covane.

Pierce van Heerden

pierce@mahareng.co.za