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Verulam SAPS investigate murder after man’s bludgeoned and bloodied body found in bushes

RUSA officers at the scene. | RUSA

RUSA officers at the scene. | RUSA

Published Jun 28, 2022

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Durban - A case of murder has been opened at the Verulam police station following the discovery of a man's body in Oakford Road on Tuesday morning.

"This morning at 7:15am, Verulam police were called to Oakford Road where a 35-year-old man was allegedly killed. He had multiple stab wounds on the body. A case of murder was opened at Verulam and the matter is under investigation," said KZN SAPS spokesperson, Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo.

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According to Reaction Unit's Prem Balram, the man’s bludgeoned and stabbed body was found in overgrown vegetation on an unpaved road.

He said a passerby contacted their offices after he made the discovery.

RUSA officers at the scene. | RUSA

Balram said on arrival, officers discovered a blood trail leading from the unpaved road to the body.

“Medics examined the deceased and discovered multiple stab wounds to his neck, chest and back as well as blunt force trauma to his face. A pair of sandals were discovered on the road where the murder is believed to have occurred. He was then dragged into the bush," Balram said.

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He added that a broken beer bottle was also recovered along the blood trail.

RUSA officers at the scene. | RUSA

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“It could not be immediately confirmed if it was used in the killing. The motive for the murder has not been confirmed,” Balram said.

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