Another skeleton found on the East Rand

A human skeleton was found alongside the R103 near Heidelberg on Monday, East Rand police reported.

Superintendent Andy Pieke said the skeleton and a skull were found a short distance apart and appeared to have been in the veld about 50 metres from the Old Alberton Road for some months.

Pieke said indications were that the skeleton was that of a woman. There was a hole in the back of the skull.

The remains were taken to Heidelberg government mortuary where it might be possible to determine more details including the probable cause of death.

There have been a number of mystery murders on the East Rand in recent months although Pieke pointed out that the East Rand covers a large area and he discounted the theory that they were all the work of a lone serial killer.

The headless body of a woman aged about 30 was found on a disused mine property in Brakpan in early July.

The head of a young woman, aged between 16 and 20, was found floating in the Spaarwater dam at Duduza on July 21.

On May 26 the headless body of a man was found in a dam at Brakpan on the East Rand.
The head belonging to that body was found in another dam about a kilometre away on May 31.

On July 16 the skeleton of an elderly man wearing grey trousers and with a rope tied around its legs was found in the Blesbokspruit at Springs.

The body of an unidentified man was found half submerged in a small dam at Extension 28, Vosloorus, on July 21. Murder dockets were opened in each of these incidents but so far no arrests had been made, Pieke said. - Sapa

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