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Three found murdered near freeway in Bloem


According to the police, two of the men were found with their hands tied and they were all shot several times in the head, neck and upper body.

Police crime scene tape.
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THREE men were found murdered and their bodies dumped in an open veld near the intersection of the N6 national road and the R702 in Bloemfontein in the Free State.

A member of the community who was collecting fire wood in the veld discovered the bodies on Saturday and alerted the Kagisanong police.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thabo Covane said a patrol vehicle was despatched to attend to the scene and on arrival officers found three unknown men in a pool of blood with two of the victims’ hands still tied behind their backs with shoe laces while the third victim’s laces were loose.

“Forensic science experts also arrived at the scene and upon closer examination it was established that the victims were shot several times in the head, neck and upper body. Empty cartridges and motor vehicle tracks indicate that the victims might have been transported to the scene where they were killed. Cases of murder were opened at Kagisanong police station,” said Covane.

He said any member of the public who might have information that could help in the investigation was requested to contact Sergeant Mokete Godfrey Motsoai at 082 466 7255.

“Alternatively, the information can be submitted on the MySAPS app or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111. Members of the public who submit information may opt to remain anonymous and any information received will be treated confidentially.”

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