Skeleton mystery on berg

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November 1, 2016
Skeleton mystery on berg

SCENE: Near Wellington

Two skeletons, two burnt out cars and no clear connection.

Mystery surrounds the discovery of the skeletal remains of two people which were found along the Bainskloof Pass near Wellington on Monday morning.

ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak says it’s understood that hikers came across the human remains on Saturday and alerted the Wellington Police Service, who immediately sent out a search and rescue party.

“On Monday morning the team came across two vehicles several metres down the embankment of the Bainskloof Pass, approximately 10 kilometres from the well-known Calabash Bush Pub,” he said.

Rescuers said that both vehicles, a car and a bakkie, appeared to have been burnt out completely. No bodies were found inside the vehicles.

They continued their search and found the partial skeletal remains of two people a few meters away. The rescuers were also unable to find any identification on scene.

The gender of the remains could not be established and it is not clear at this stage how long the remains have been there.

Vermaak said it was unknown when the vehicles crashed down the pass or if both vehicles were involved in the same collision.

“According to services on scene, they could not find any reports of recent collisions or reports of missing persons in the immediate area,” he said.

The scene has since been handed over to the Worcester Police.

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