The dismembered body of an East London student has been found in a suitcase in Quigney, whereas a black refuse bag found next to the suitcase contained some of her totally different body parts, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.
Brig Tembinkosi Kinana said police patrolling the area early on Thursday morning have been flagged down by a motorist who instructed them what he had viewed.
“On their arrival at the nook of Hasty Road and Fitzpatrick road a suitcase with the body of a 23-year-aged female was found. Next to it was a black bag with totally different body parts. While at the scene, police got information that a 25-year-aged suspect believed to be linked to the slay was found and immediately arrested by intelligence,” Kinana said.
On additional investigation, police realized a plastic bag with totally different body parts in a apartment.
“She was reportedly studying law at the Fort Hare College in East London,” Kinana added.
Provincial police commissioner, Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga condemned the incident, especially as it took place in Females’s Month.
“This is one of the devastating scenes ladies achieve no longer want to peer during this Females’s Month. The incident represents a manifestation of the stubbornness of gender-based violence and femicide incidents which are endemic within our society,” Ntshinga said.
The suspect is anticipated to appear in court on Friday. He faces a charge of slay.