Two pre-school girls found dead in Kunene Region

08 Feb 2015 17:40pm
WINDHEOK 08 FEB (NAMPA) - The decomposed body of a four-year-old girl was found in a mahangu field at the Orovipute village in the Kunene Region on Thursday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) head of public relations, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi told a media briefing on Sunday that the deceased was reported missing on 21 January 2015.
The deceased was identified as Katjiveruka Tjiundumbuka.
Her remains were discovered by Karihurua Rujtindo who went to go look for his cattle in the field, and he alerted the police on his discovery.
Her next of kin were informed.
In a similar incident, the remains of a five-year-old girl were found a few metres away from the riverbed in the same area.
Her dismembered remains were found scattered around the place, and it is believed that it was eaten by an unknown animal, Kanguatjivi said.
The girl was identified as Tuvateka Herunga.
Both corpses were taken to the Opuwo Police mortuary to determine the cause of death.
Police investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident, a 54-year-old man committed suicide on Wednesday at the Shaghaya village in the Kavango East Region.
It is alleged that the deceased hung himself with a wire fixed to a tree.
He was identified as Haingura Manfred Hamusira, a Namibian male and resident of that village.
No suicide note was found, and his next of kin were informed.