Body found in Mariental identified

24 Oct 2016 13:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 24 OCT (NAMPA) – Namibian Police Commander for the Hardap Region, Commissioner Andries van der Byl on Monday disclosed the identity of the body found near a cemetery in Mariental.
The body of 17-year-old Estonovia Games was found in a cemetery by a teenage boy on his way to school Friday morning. The cemetery is next to Mariental High School.
Van der Byl said according to preliminary investigations, Games was strangled and the police are investigating a case of murder. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine whether she was raped.
The suspect is still at large.
Van der Byl told Nampa that her mother and resident of Mariental, Josephine Games, identified the body over the weekend.
It also surfaced that the deceased was allegedly raped previously and that the court hearing of this incident was set to commence this week.
(NAMPA)
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