Rundu Police need assistance in identifying body

30 May 2017 10:30am
RUNDU, 30 MAY (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Monday appealed for assistance in identifying a man whose body has been at the Rundu State Hospital Mortuary for about two months.
NamPol’s Kavango East Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bob Kanyetu told Nampa on Monday there is no record of the man at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.
The Namibian Police Criminal Record Centre has also been approached for information on fingerprints should the man have been arrested or convicted of a crime.
Kanyetu said the deceased could have been assaulted shortly before the police found him in the Sauyemwa settlement.
“When the police found him he was still alive but could not talk. He died upon arrival at the Rundu State Hospital without saying where he came from or who he is.”
NamPol has opened a case and are investigating the possibility of assault.
Kanyetu called on the public to bring along photos and identification documents to help identify the deceased.
“We do not want to hand over the body to the wrong family,” he stressed.
The mortuary, he said, has limited space and must be able to accommodate other bodies.