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The body of an unknown person was found by a teenager in a forest in QwaQwa. Photo: Stock Image / Pixabay

Decomposing body with MISSING head and torso found in QwaQwa

The Free State SAPS are investigating the circumstances surrounding a decomposing body that was found in a forest.

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The body of an unknown person was found by a teenager in a forest in QwaQwa. Photo: Stock Image / Pixabay

The South African Police Services (SAPS) in the Free State are investigating the circumstances surrounding a decomposing body found in a forest in QwaQwa.

The person has not yet been identified. 

How was the body found?

A teenager who was collecting wood near the Sekoto river last week found the decomposing body. SAPS spokesperson Mmako Mophiring that both the head and the torso of the body were missing.

The identity, as well as other information surrounding the incident, have yet to be established and an inquest has been opened to determine the individual’s cause of death, reports EWN.

Information is scarce but an investigation is ongoing

“An inquest has been opened to determine the cause of death. We are still waiting for relatives or family or a next of kin who might report that a person has been missing,”

said Mophiring.

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