Manhunt launched after unknown man is found with slit throat


Police in Kutlwanong have launched a manhunt following the discovery of an unknown male person with an open wound in his forehead, and a slit throat. A cellphone with blood stains was also discovered.

Odendaalsrus police report that on 16 March 2019 at around 01:50, they were informed of the body of a male lying in the street. “The body of the unknown man was found next to house number 7727 K9 Section in Kutlwanong, Odendaalsrus.  The victim had an open wound on his forehead and his throat was slit with a sharp object. A cellular phone and stone were found covered with blood stains at the scene next to the deceased,” explained police spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng.

Thakeng added that a white cap with VW written on it was found next to the deceased. “He could be plus-minus 35 years old and he was wearing navy blue trousers, an orange shirt and blue/grey sandals. A case of murder has been opened for further investigation. The body is currently being kept at  the Welkom Forensic Pathology Services.”

Police are appealing to anyone who might have information to come forward by contacting Detective Warrant Officer Petrus van der Walt of Odendaalsrus Detective Services at 082-301-2797.