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POLICE LAUNCH MASSIVE MANHUNT FOR UNKNOWN SUSPECTS AFTER A BURNT BODY IS DISCOVERED INSIDE THE VEHICLE

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POLOKWANE: The South African Police Service in Modimolle have launched a massive manhunt for unknown suspect(s) after a body of a person burned beyond recognition was found inside a burnt out BMW motor vehicle in the bush along the N1 freeway between Modimolle and Bela-Bela in the early hours of today, 22 January 2020 at about 05:45.

The Police were allegedly contacted by the fire and rescue services after they were alerted by a passerby about a motor vehicle that was one fire.The Police reacted swiftly and when they arrived, the fire and rescue services personnel had already extinguished the burning vehicle

Police then commenced with the investigations and that's when they discovered the body of a person in the driver's seat.During further investigations, a short gun  was discovered in the grass few metres away from the scene.It is believed that the deceased might have been shot before the assailants set the vehicle on fire.

The circumstances that led to this incident are still being investigated.The process of determining the identity of the deceased through DNA is still unfolding and the recovered firearm will be sent for ballistic examination.

Police are appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for this incident to urgently contact Captain Hendrick Nienader on 082 565 8606 or the nearest police station.They may also contact the Crime stop number 0860010111.

Police investigations are still continuing 

Anzeries Van Der Merwe