Sunday, June 23, 2024

Police probe strange deaths of man and woman found dumped in sewerage pool

Two bodies of a man and a woman that were reported missing a week ago were found dumped in a sewerage pond near Glen Valley.

Botswana Police Service (BPS) strongly believes there was foul play as their hands and legs were tied together at their backs.

It is reported that the married man was in Gaborone on an official trip using a company car. The car was found abandoned in Mogoditshane area.

Although it is not clear what might have caused their deaths, reports suggest that the boyfriend of the murdered woman was traced by the police and he is still being questioned in connection with the murder of the two.

BPS spokesperson senior superintendent Dipheko Motube told The Telegraph on Monday that police are appealing to members of the public to assist with any little information that could lead to the arrest of perpetrators who might have murdered two people.

He explained that on the 15th June the man, aged 32 from Nlakphane village in the North East and the woman aged 22 from Ntlhantlhe village were reported missing persons at Mogoditshane police station.

Motube said the police found the vehicle that they were using abandoned in Mogoditshane and was toured to Mogoditshane police station.

He said the two bodies were found by a passer-by who reported the matter to the Broadhurst police station.
Motube stated that the police managed to retrieve their bodies and were taken to the mortuary where a post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“Their hands were found tied together but separately and we strongly suspect that they might have been murdered and thrown in to the sewage waters┬áand our investigation will prove or disapprove our suspicion,” he said.

Motube said the deceased man was working for a certain company in Francistown while they have not yet established whether the lady was a student or not.

“Because the investigation is still at an infant stage we have not yet established the motive behind their deaths. We are optimistic that we will get the suspects through the assistance of the public,” he said. ┬á

He indicated that the names of the deceased are still withheld as the next of kin have not been informed about the incident.


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