Crows found feasting on decomposed body


By Leroy Smith

The police are expected to take for testing, samples from the decomposing remains of a male whose body was found in the Long Creek Area along the Soesdyke Highway.

The News Room has been informed that the body which was in an advanced state of decomposition, was discovered by a 27-year-old labourer who was working at a camp in the area.

According to information received, the man and others had earlier been hit by a strong stench, and when they investigated, they observed that several crows were feasting on the remains of a human. The men chased the crows from the area and immediately made contact with the police.

When the police arrived at the location and conducted their investigation, they observed that the body was that of a male of African descent, who appears to be between the ages of 30-40 years old.

The corpse was lying face down with hands tied behind his back.

The partly decomposed remains was at the time clad in a pair of black jeans, white jersey and black and brown slippers.

The police could not ascertain immediately if the body bore any marks of violence due to the state of decomposition.

The police are continuing their investigations and are also asking anyone who may have missed a relative or family member to contact the nearest police station to assist in the identification of the deceased.

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