Murdered teenagers found on top of grave

The bodies of two teenagers were found on top of a grave in the Azalea Cemetery in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg police said on Sunday.

Inspector Joey Jeevan said the girls—believed to be aged 16 and 17—were found at about 10am on Saturday. They had been shot and stabbed several times in the head and body, she said.

It was believed that the bodies were found by cowherds who informed the caretakers.

One of the teenagers was dressed in blue jeans, a yellow T-shirt, blue Crocs shoes and a grey jacket. She was of medium build and dark complexion, said Jeevan.

“It would appear that she was also hit at the back of the head with a blunt object,” she said.

The other girl was of slender build and had a fair complexion. She had braided hair and was dressed in blue jeans, a red-and-white long-sleeved jersey and sandals.

Police also found two used 9mm cartridges and one live round.

Jeevan said the possibility that the girls had also been raped could not be excluded but a post-mortem would be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

The motive for the murder was not known.

Police asked anyone with information on the girls’ identities or the murders to contact Superintendent Boy Mlangeni on Tel: 033 396 9756 or Crime Stop on Tel: 08600 10 111.—Sapa

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