Foul smell uncovers decomposing body

The authorities work quickly to remove the body.

A FOUL smell led to the discovery of an already decomposed body at a shopping complex in Wentworth on Sunday, 19 March.

At about noon, Wentworth police were alerted to the body when a man with help of others, investigated the strange smell coming from one of the rooms in the shopping complex. He broke the gate and found a man who seemed to be in his 40s, lying faced down. The body was already decomposed.

The body was collected and taken to the mortuary for further investigation

Police said the deceased had multiple injuries to his body.  A case of murder is being investigated.


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