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NC police launch manhunt after boy’s body found in graveyard

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Motive for gruesome murder is unknown at this stage

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THE BARKLY West police have launched a manhunt after the body of a 15-year-old boy was found in a graveyard in Mataleng in Barkly West.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the boy’s body was found on Saturday, October 17 at approximately 11.30pm

“The body was found lying in the gravesite, with severe head injuries. Our preliminary investigation suggests that the boy was hit on the head with a stone or a brick and succumbed to head injuries. The paramedics declared him dead on the scene. The motive for this gruesome murder is unknown at this stage. No one has been arrested in connection with the murder,” said Tawana.

He urged anyone with information to contact the police.

“We are appealing to any person with any possible lead that could assist the police to bring those who are involved in the incident to contact the Barkly West police on 053 5316 200 or to contact the station commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Roman, on 082 4955 018. Community members can also contact the Crime Stop number 08600 10111. All information will be treated as confidential and the caller may remain anonymous,” Tawana said