Decomposed body found in water tank

05 Feb 2017 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 05 FEB (NAMPA) - The decomposed body of a woman was Saturday discovered floating in a water tank on the mountains behind the Van Eck Power Station in the Northern Industrial Area.
The woman, believed to be in her late 20's, is suspected to have either committed suicide or been thrown into the water tank that is about four metres deep.
Namibia Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi told a Sunday media briefing that passers-by discovered the body between 04h00 and 06h00.
He said a pair of unisex boxers, T-shirt and a burned vehicle number plate were found next to the tank. He however did not indicate whether the deceased was wearing clothes or was naked.
Kanguatjivi added that the tank, which is privately owned, had pipes connected to it that lead to a brick manufacturing factory close by.
NamPol called on members of the public to visit the Windhoek Police Mortuary for the body to be identified while police investigations into the matter continue.
In an unrelated matter, NamPol recorded one case of murder over the past weekend in the Khomas Region.
A 26-year-old man was stabbed to death with a knife on the left side of his chest by an unknown suspect at the Ruacana Bar in Golgota, Katutura on Friday.
The motive behind the stabbing between 22h00 and 23h00 has not yet been established and no arrest has been made.
Police investigations continue.
A 27-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a rope from a tree behind her house in the One Nation informal settlement on Saturday at around 21h00.
The motive behind Martha Haihambo’s alleged suicide is not known as no suicide note was left behind. Her next of kin have been informed.
Meanwhile in the Oshikoto Region, a man allegedly hanged himself with a rope at the Oshalongo Village in Omuntele on Friday afternoon.
The incident occurred at about 17h00.
Kanguatjivi said the deceased, identified as 39-year-old Abiatal Ipinge, was before the incident reported missing from home at Onalunike by his brother.
No suicide note was found.
His next of kin have been informed.