KEETMANSHOOP: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has once again called on residents of the Karas Region to come forth and identify the body of an unknown man found in the Orange River.
The unknown man, whose body was discovered 12 days ago, is black in complexion, 1.6 metres tall and was wearing a white T-shirt.
NamPol’s Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for the Karas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak told Nampa Friday that the body is still being held at the police mortuary in Keetmanshoop and said nobody has come forward to identify it yet.
“We really appeal to the public, anyone who might have lost a friend or family member should come and look at the body so that they can help us identify the deceased,” Isaak said.
The body was found floating near the Amanzi River Trails in the Noordoewer settlement by a passerby.
At the time of the discovery, the body was thought to have already been in the water for a week as it had been badly decomposed.
The police are also seeking help in identifying the decomposed body of a man which was discovered hanging from a tree at Farm Bralochelle between Keetmanshoop and Grunau.
Detective Inspector Douglas Hanze of the Namibian Police Force told Nampa Friday that the body was discovered on 20 July.
Hanze said the unknown man was wearing two jackets, one yellow and blue PK de Villiers Secondary School jacket and the other red and blue; a red and white Mitre-brand soccer T-shirt, and a pair of yellow and blue shorts.
His shoes were white and grey.
People with information about the bodies were asked to contact Isaak at 0812567017, or Hanze at 0812303279.