A grave murder mystery



September 7, 2016
A grave murder mystery

MURDERED: Quintin van der Sandt, 27

Man, 27, found dead close to cemetery.

Cops are investigating the gruesome murder of a man who was found near a graveyard with a hole in his head in an Overberg dorpie.

According to police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana, the body of the 27-year-old man was discovered next to the cemetery in Riviersonderend on Sunday evening.

A resident who knew the victim says Quintin van der Sandt was last seen alive in Riviersonderend on Saturday afternoon.

“The next day his family became worried and started looking for him,” says the man, who asked to remain anonymous.

“His body was discovered on Sunday night close to the cemetery. Apparently he had a hole in his head and a jacket was thrown over his head.

“His silver Volkswagen Caddie was found on the road near Ashton.”

He adds that forensic analysts searched the vehicle and found a blood-stained spanner and blood splatter inside the vehicle which was abandoned at the side of the road.

Rwexana confirmed that the vehicle was found in Ashton but says the deceased was not reported as missing.

“No one has been arrested at this stage,” says Rwexana.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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