Police today confirmed that the body of a woman was found cut up into pieces and stuffed into black bags at an apartment building in Bellville. In a strange twist of events, this is the second murder to take place in this very complex this year. In May, a 65-year-old man was also found murdered in the same apartment building.
According to police, on Thursday morning the body of Lynette Volschenk was discovered in another apartment in the complex she lived in. Her body was found by police at roughly 11am after they were called to the scene.
Neighbours reportedly heard noises coming from her apartment on Wednesday evening but her body was only discovered the following morning when concerned colleagues went to check on her. When they arrived at her home they found a man inside the apartment wearing blue gloves, according to Netwerk24.
Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said in a statement that officers conducted a preliminary investigation and found black bags with the body of the deceased cut into pieces in another flat in the same complex.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man at the scene and he will appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court soon.
Earlier this year the 65-year-old man, who was also a resident in the complex, was found with a rope tied around his body. No arrests were made for his murder.