Search for missing woman leads to human remains buried under house

The shallow grave where human remains were found in Libode, Eastern Cape.
The shallow grave where human remains were found in Libode, Eastern Cape.
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Community members helping police search for a missing woman stumbled upon a decomposed body at Libode in the Eastern Cape, police said on Sunday.

Capt Khaya Tonjeni said the community were “assisting police in information about a 34-year-old woman who went missing on September 26 2016".

“A case of a missing person was opened after her disappearance.”

Saturday's search led to an abandoned house where bones were found underneath the foundations.

“The bones were covered with a blanket and buried in a shallow grave. They will be sent to the laboratory for testing to determine whether they belong to this missing woman,” said Tonjeni.

A murder case has been opened.

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