Despatch resident found dead in field

A Despatch man was found dead close to his bakkie in a field between Union Street and Cuyler Manor in Uitenhage on Thursday

The body of Johannes Vos, 68, was discovered in the bushes by a passerby at about 2pm. Police spokeswoman Captain Gerda Swart said the incident was under investigation.

“A community member notified the police,” Swart said. “The victim’s body was found close to his white bakkie. The motive is unknown at this stage and it appears that nothing was taken. Police detectives are busy following up leads.”

It is suspected that Vos died as a result of blunt force trauma to his head.

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