Wolseley Man Arrested for the Murder of 20-Year-Old Woman

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According to a South African Police Service (SAPS) report, a 33-year-old suspect has been arrested after he was seen dragging the body of a woman in Pine Valley, Wolseley.

Community members alerted the police to suspicious activity in the Pine Valley area after 23:00 on Saturday. The man was seen dragging something which, upon investigation, police discovered was the body of a local 20-year-old woman in the Pine Valley informal settlement in Wolseley.

The suspect, who also resides in the area, was subsequently arrested.

On Sunday, police were called out to the area again where a shallow grave was discovered in an open field by a passer-by. With the assistance of the forensic pathology services, a yet-to-be identified woman’s body was dug up from the shallow grave.

A further search of the area by police led to the discovery of another grave not far from the first one. A second body whose identity, age and gender have not been determined yet, was discovered.

Crime scene experts from the police including the K-9 unit, detectives and finger print experts were on the scene until late on Sunday afternoon. How the deceased persons died is part of a police investigation and autopsies will also be conducted soon.

Anyone with information either about the identities of the deceased persons or what led to their deaths, can contact Detective Sergeant Pieters of SAPS Wolseley on 079 894 0195.