Body in the Lake: Investigation brings new light on crime

Detectives have now released a photo of the woman’s tattoo, on her right shoulder, in the hopes that someone will recognize her.

The woman’s naked body was found floating in the Boksburg Lake, close to the shore near the Boksburg Library, on Sunday night, January 24.

It was initially reported that the body bore no visible wounds. Police then registered an inquest docket since preliminary findings for the cause of death indicated drowning.

Now according to the police they are handling a murder investigation, as further investigation has revealed the woman was most likely strangled and hit with a hard object over the head before her body was dumped in the water.

Police have, however, not yet made a breakthrough in the murder.

There has also been no new developments in respect of the woman’s identity.

Police have so far received at least two calls from the public and the information received was examined by the investigators.

The woman is described as a white woman her age estimated to be between 50 and 60 and has a tattoo on her right shoulder.

Anyone with information that may help the police to identify the body and solve the case is asked to phone the investigating officer Det W/O Rudi Venter on 011 841 6870/074 886 9754. -@FanieFLK

Woman’s naked body found in Boksburg Lake

Fanie Mthupha

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