Police searching for relatives after Asian woman’s body found in Vaal river

VAAL TRIANGLE - The Free State police are searching for relatives or acquaintances of a woman of Asian descent whose body was found in the Vaal River more than four months ago. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, said in a statement the woman’s body was found in the Vaal River close to the bridge of R59 on Sunday, 4 April 2021. Makhele said the woman’s hands and feet were tied together and her face was wrapped in a small towel with several visible injuries to the skull. She has long black hair but the front part of her head was completely shaven. According to Makhele, the deceased’s front teeth was rotten, she was about 25-years-old, 1.6 meters tall and weighed about 65 kg. According to the autopsy report, her body was in the water for about 20 days and her skull injuries were probably due to stoning. However, a small amount of water that was found in her lungs suggests she was still alive when thrown in the water. Makhele said the body was recovered and taken to the Sasolburg mortuary, but on the scene there were no other clues of who might be the suspects. A case of murder was opened for further investigation. Anyone with information that may assist are encouraged to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the Viljoensdrift SAPS Detective Commander, D/WO De Beer, on 082 301 3033 or 016 974 6261.

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