Murder suspects and relatives of unknown deceased man still wanted

File photo: Mark Steenbok

Police are still searching for suspects as well as family members of the body of an unidentified man who was found floating in the Witpan Dam last Saturday.

According to police spokesperson, Stephen Thakeng, the body was discovered by fishermen, who then contacted the police after finding it.

Thakeng says the body was decomposed beyond recognition and the clothes were also clearly not visible.

“On our arrival we discovered the body. It’s clear that the body has been hit with an unknown object over the head and then dumped into the dam. At this stage we don’t know who the deceased is. A case of murder has been registered and we are investigating,” he said.

Thakeng said the body is still at the Welkom Government Mortuary.

He urged family members who have a male member gone missing last week to come in and identify the body.

The police also asked that community members with any information about the suspects contact their nearest police station.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News