Woman found dead in Eastern Cape police station toilets

A woman was found dead inside the toilets at the Bethelsdorp police station on 2 April, Eastern Cape police announced this week.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the unidentified woman was believed to be aged between 40-50.

Bethelsdorp detectives are seeking the community’s assistance in tracing the next of kin of the deceased woman.

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Naidu said: “It is alleged that, at about 07:00, police found the woman lying on the floor in the toilet on the police premises. She was wearing a black and white sweater, and a blanket was wrapped around her waist.”

An inquest docket was opened for investigation, said Naidu.

Anyone able to assist in identifying the woman, or may know of a person who has been missing for a while, is asked to contact Detective Warrant Officer Osher Bergman at SAPS Bethelsdorp on 041 404 3009 or 083 980 5552 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station.