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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Body found hidden under mattress in dump

The partially burnt body of a man was found hidden under a mattress at a dumpsite in Penal on Thursday.

According to police reports, people were by the dumpsite along Quinam Road, when they observed an elbow protruding from under a mattress.

When they investigated, they found the body of a man under the mattress; the body bore what appeared to be stab wounds.

The police were immediately notified and officers of the Homicide Bureau and the South Western Division visited the scene.

Police said they believed they knew who the victim was, as officers have had interactions with him for several robbery-related offences.

Up to 6 am today, however, relatives had not yet positively identified the victim.

More on this as it becomes available.

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