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Durban - The body of a troubled Kingsway woman was found behind the Toti Canoe Club building on Thursday.
Rikesh Baddalbal, of security company Alpha Alarms, confirmed that a guard had been alerted by a resident and informed the police.
Jolene Jacobs, 24, of Amanzimtoti had been seen leaving the Olies Pub and Grill on Wednesday afternoon.
A car guard, Terence Dimba, 21, said he saw her walking out towards the club building, which is about 100m from the pub, with a bottle and a blanket.
“She sat alone outside the empty building. After my shift ended, she was still sitting there,” he said.
An employee at a nearby bottle store, who did not want to be named, said that Jacobs had tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building on Saturday night, but the police had managed to “calm her down”.
Jackie Branfield, of NGO Operation Bobbi Bear, described Jacobs as a tortured soul who had sought help at the centre on more than one occasion.
The family was too distraught to speak to the Daily News, but said that the police were investigating her death.
Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane said that a case had been reported at Amanzimtoti SAPS, but officers were still busy at the scene.
Jacobs leaves behind two children, one boy and a seven-month-old baby girl.