The body of Pinelands resident Previn Pillay (29), who went missing on December 23, 2020, has reportedly been found.
In response to a query, Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed that an unknown burned body was found at Hazendal Railway station on December 27, 2020 at 6.05am. A murder case were registered at Athlone SAPS for investigation. No arrest as yet, investigation continues.
A Facebook post, authorised by Pillay’s family, confirmed that Pillay’s body was found and that the police have now opened a murder docket. They cannot provide any further information as the case is in its infancy, and request the public not to speculate as it could hamper the investigation.
Pillay’s White Toyota Hilux was last sighted driving in Elsies River on December 23. His car was found days later in Delft with the tracker removed.
In December, his mother confirmed to The South African that a private detective had been employed to assist with the police investigation.
This is a developing story.