Police investigate inquest relating to two unrelated deaths

EASTERN CAPE – SAPS Humewood detectives are investigating two inquests following the deaths of two alleged homeless men in Humewood.

In the first incident, on Sunday, 04 April 2021 at approximately 05:00, a security officer from a hotel in the Humewood close to Happy Valley found the body of a man. No visible injuries were observed and the cause of death is unknown. The man is aged between 45-50 years and is a well-known vagrant in the area. .

In the second incident, on Sunday, 04 April 2021 at approximately 07:30, a jogger stumbled onto a body of a man, approx. 60-65 years old near Kings Beach. There was also no visible injuries on his body. It is also alleged that the deceased is a vagrant.

Both deaths are unrelated and post mortems will be conducted to determine their cause of death. At this stage, no foul is suspected. The names of the deceased are known however police are trying to trace their next of kin. Anyone who can assist in identifying them, is asked to contact SAPS Humewood on 041 5045019 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or their nearest police station.

Source: South African Police Service