Police are investigating a case of murder after the charred body of an unknown person was found in Bishop Lavis on Wednesday.

Cops were called to Vygie Street just after 10am where they found the body with hands tied behind the back.

Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, says cops are looking for information to help identify the person and to find out what happened.

“Upon their arrival at the scene, members found the unidentified charred remains of a human body with hands tied behind the body,” he says.

“A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the age, race, gender and cause of death.

“A murder docket was registered for investigation. Circumstances surrounding this incident is under investigation, and motive is unknown.”

Anyone with any information about this fatal incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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