Police seek to identify man found dead in Trenance stream

Police in Bulawayo are investigating a case of suspected drowning after the body of an adult male was found floating in a stream in Trenance.

The incident occurred on February 3 and the police are appealing to members of the public with missing relatives to come forward and identify the deceased person.

Bulawayo Police Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said the deceased was putting on a striped red and black t-shirt, black trousers with a green cloth belt, and black and white all-star shoes and had short grey hair.

“The informant was walking along the road heading towards the tuck shop and when she was approaching the crossway on the stream banks, she saw a body of a male person facing downwards, half-naked with his trousers on the knee level,” said Inspector Ncube.

He said the informant advised some residents, who came to the scene and tried to identify the deceased.

A report was made to the police who attended the scene.

“Observations made were that the deceased could have been swept away by a flooded stream as all the grass and trees were lying down towards the direction of the flow of water. The body was also examined and no visible injuries were noted.”

Inspector Ncube said the body was ferried to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) for post-mortem and investigations are underway.

“Members of the public are warned against crossing flooded rivers and streams. parents and guardians should also educate children on the dangers of playing in either flowing or stagnant waters whose depth will not be known,” said Inspector Ncube.

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