Police search for suspect after woman's body found in shallow grave

By Chanice Jennike - 06 October 2019Views : 776

Police are searching for a suspect after the body of a woman was found in a shallow grave in Mpumalanga. 

The victim’s body was exhumed on Saturday.

According to a police statement, the 17-year-old woman was last seen on September 28, 2019, after she visited Mpumalanga with a boyfriend.

The body was discovered by community members after they spotted a shoe protruding from the ground. 

The community became suspicious after the boyfriend was seen digging a hole next to the toilet, after the mysterious disappearance of the victim.

"The boyfriend then purported to be leaving for work, back in Gauteng. Family and neighbours became suspicious and went to check the hole where they made the aforesaid discovery and reported it to the police."

Police proceeded to the scene, with all other role players being mobilised and indeed a female body was dug up and taken by pathologists.

Police have opened a murder case and are making an earnest appeal to the community to assist with the investigation.