Home News Cops identify body eaten by dogs

Cops identify body eaten by dogs

624
SHARE

The remains of Dube were found inside her house on Tuesday afternoon after neighbours spotted her dogs eating a human skull outside the house

The SPCA removed the dogs. Picture: Soraya Crowie

THE GALESHEWE police have confirmed that the human remains found inside a house in Amakhuzane Street in Vergenoeg was that of 74-year-old Elizabeth Nobantu Dube.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Majang Skalkie, said that the deceased was identified by her stepdaughter.

“The stepdaughter identified the deceased by the takkies she was wearing. We are still awaiting the results from forensics to confirm whether the other remains found inside the house was that of the deceased. Police are still investigating an inquest,” Skalkie said.

The remains of Dube were found inside her house on Tuesday afternoon after neighbours spotted her dogs eating a human skull outside the house.

According to her stepson-in-law, Dube was a loner who lived with her four dogs.

On the day of the incident, the SPCA removed the dogs from the premises. According to SPCA spokesperson, Mario van der Westhuizen, the dogs had to be put down on the same day.

“The four dogs were severely traumatised and scared. They were also very hungry. One would never have been able to rehabilitate the dogs. We first gave them some food but they had to be put down shortly afterwards,” said Van der Westhuizen.