No arrest yet in connection with remains found in Khomasdal

14 Jul 2013 09:00
WINDHOEK, 24 JUl (NAMPA) - No suspects have been arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) yet in connection with the burned remains of a woman found in Windhoek's Khomasdal residential area last month.
NamPol has positively identified the burned remains on 22 June this year as that of Constance Wicomb.
NamPol spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi told a media briefing here on Sunday afternoon that no suspect or suspects have as yet been arrested yet in connection with this case.
?The police detectives are still busy investigating this case. No person or persons have been arrested yet in connection with the case, and the husband of deceased Wicomb was taken in for interrogation on several occasions. We have not yet made any break-through,? said Shikwambi while appealing to members of the public to assist the police with information that could lead to the arrest of the culprit or culprits.
Deceased Wicomb (age not mentioned) was reported as having gone missing from her home in Khomasdal on 13 June this year.
Wicomb's burned remains were positively identified by her brother on 22 June this year.
According to Shikwambi, a post-mortem was also conducted on Wicombs? remains in order to establish the exact cause of her death, and the outcome of the forensic investigations will be made public at a later stage.
Meanwhile, City Police spokesperson Helena Mootseng told Nampa on 22 June this year that the remains, which were almost reduced to ashes, were discovered in the bushes in the vicinity of Tiptol and Visarend Streets by a passerby, who alerted the police.
Only the deceased's skull and a pair of glasses were found with the ashes, she said.