Dec 9, 2022

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Body of 74-year-old man found almost five months after arrest of his alleged murderers

Suspicious stolen items advertised by a neighbor led to the arrest of three suspects in the murder of a Durban man, 73-year-old Ken Price – almost five months after the incident.

The Investigation also eventually led to the victim’s body being found at a Richards Bay mortuary on Friday.

He was reported missing on December 6, 2021 by family members after they him the home could not reach Oliver Leese Street in Malvern. He lived alone.

According to police, Price was last seen on November 17.

When Malvern detectives arrived at his home, they noticed bloodstains, but the victim was nowhere to be found. Some of the victim’s belongings, including two bicycles, a DVD player, tools and other items, were found to have been stolen, police said in a statement.

Received in early May Police received information that a neighbor was advertising motorcycles belonging to Price for sale.

“Police went to the neighbor’s home, searched the premises and found items belonging to the victim. He led police to Savanah Park and Chatsworth where two other suspects were arrested,” said police spokesman Lt-Col Nqobile Gwala.

“They were also found in possession of the victim’s belongings. They said they did not know the victim’s whereabouts when questioned. The suspects, ages 22 and 31, have been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.”

The suspects appeared in Pinetown Magistrates Court on May 16 and were remanded in custody.

< p>That’s right claimed that the victim was attacked at his home by the suspects, who attacked him in the body and head with a hammer.

The body was covered in plastic before his attackers drove to Richards Bay , where they dropped him in bushes.

“The decomposed body was recovered on December 7, 2021 in the Maguzulu area of ​​Empangeni,” Gwala said.

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