Body found dumped in PE bushes
The body of a man whose head was wrapped in cling wrap was found in Fairview, Port Elizabeth
The body of a man whose head was wrapped in cling wrap was found dumped in the bushes in Fairview on Thursday morning.
The bizarre find happened at about 8am when a woman on her way to work stumbled across the lifeless body.
Both the man’s hands and feet were tied together with nylon rope while his head was wrapped in cling wrap.
The area where the body was found is between Willow Road and Seringa Street, Fairview – in the bushes that border African Brick Port Elizabeth.
The man had no identity documents on him when his body was found but he has been identified. His identity is however being withheld until next of kin has been informed."We do not know who he is. By the amount of blood found on the scene, it is suspected that his body was dumped there.
He had visible gashes to his head as if he had also been badly assaulted,” he said.
“At this stage the cause of death is unknown but we suspect that it is due to head injuries.
We are, however, awaiting the post-mortem results.”Labans said that it is believed a vehicle was used to dump the body sometime during the night.
“The area is fairly remote and off a gravel roadside that leads through the bushes.”
Labans confirmed that the man’s head was wrapped in cling wrap with his feet and hands bound together.
Asked if the man was possibly hijacked or robbed and dumped in the bushes, Labans said that they were not going to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the murder.
“At this stage we can confirm that it is a white man dressed in jeans and a jacket. We are appealing to anyone who might be able to assist with identifying the man to come forward,” he said.
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