Police arrested a 33-year-old man when they discovered him dragging the body of a local woman (20) in the Pine Valley informal settlement in Wolseley on Saturday, October 24.

Community members alerted the police to suspicious activity in the Pine Valley area after 11pm on Saturday evening. Upon arrival police made the gruesome discovery. The suspect who also resides in the area was subsequently arrested.

On Sunday [October 25], police were called out to the area again where a shallow grave was discovered on an open field by a passerby.

“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,” said police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa.

“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 on the identities of the deceased persons, or what led to their deaths, is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Pieters of Wolseley police on 079 894 0195.

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