Crime/07 November 2023,07:30am/ Mpho Mokoena
By Mpho Mokoena: The Free State Police Department is urging the public to come forward with any information regarding a missing person after a distressing discovery was made. On Friday, November 3, a body was found hanging on a transmission utility pole, prompting the Bayswater police station to open an inquest docket.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Covane, the provincial police spokesperson, the unidentified man is believed to be in his thirties. The incident occurred along the R700 Road near Oubos Mansions, and the police were alerted to the scene.
Law enforcement officials arrived at the open field at approximately 5:50 a.m., where they found the male victim suspended at a height of about five meters on a high stream electricity lane. With assistance from the fire brigade and CENTLEC personnel, the body was carefully brought down. Tragically, paramedics declared the man dead, noting that he had suffered severe visible burns.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are still uncertain, leaving many unanswered questions. As a result, the police are urging anyone who may have knowledge of a missing person or who can assist in identifying the victim to come forward. Information can be shared by contacting the nearest police station, using the MySAPS App, or calling the Crime Stop number 086-001-0111.
Authorities hope that public cooperation will help shed light on this tragic event and provide closure for the victim’s family and loved ones.