Man identifies burnt girlfriend

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Durban - A 24-year-old man was arrested Chesterville on Friday in connection with the death of his pregnant girlfriend, who was burnt and her body chopped up, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

“The suspect from Chesterville identified what is believed to be the remains of his late heavily pregnant girlfriend, who was reported missing on 21 February 2014,” said Captain Thulani Zwane.

Zwane said Cato Manor police officers went with the man on Road 25 in Chesterville where he pointed out remains believed to be his 22-year-old girlfriend.

“It is believed she was burnt and chopped up into pieces after being bludgeoned with a sharp object to the head. The DNA will be conducted to establish whether the recovered remains were of the same missing person.”

Zwane said the man initially denied knowing where his girlfriend was and said he went with her to a nearby bus stop because she was on her way to a hospital.

The motive for the murder was not known and investigations continue.

“It is possible that the suspect may be charged for a double murder,” he said.

The man was expected to appear in court soon. - Sapa


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