Mariental woman allegedly commits suicide

03 Mar 2019 11:50am
REHOBOTH, 03 MAR (NAMPA) – A 21-year-old woman allegedly hanged herself at Mariental on Saturday.
The Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Hardap Region, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay told Nampa Sunday the deceased has been identified as Roberta Louretha Goeieman.
The incident occurred around midnight in New Location.
“Her boyfriend found her body on the floor and a sheet was found tied to a beam in the shack. It is suspected that she might have hanged herself,” Clay said.
The next of kin of the deceased have been informed and police investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident, the body of a 57-year-old woman was found lying on a path in Maltahöhe, also in the Hardap Region.
Clay said the body of the woman identified as Katrina Richter was found around 19h45 on Friday by two farm workers who were passing by approximately two kilometres north of the Andrewville residential area.
According to information availed to the police, Richter had gone to collect firewood alone.
The cause of death is unknown at this stage, but a post-mortem will be conducted.
The next of kin of the deceased are informed.