Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Body of metro police officer found on Baden Powell Road

Imogen Vollenhoven
19 February 2013

On Monday Harara Police members received information in the evening about a member of the Metro Police who was reported missing yesterday afternoon.

Police embarked on a search and found the metro police officers car on Baden Powell Road near Monwabisi Resort. 

Police Spokesperson FC van Wyk said the search continued early this morning and around 09:20 a body of a male was found 20 meters away from where his vehicle was found by the K9 dog unit.

Van wyk adds that the body had a bullet wound and all his personal belongings were still in his possession including a firearm.

Van wyk said a senior official from metro police who was part of the search party, positively identified the body as this of the missing metro police officer.

Van wyk said that police members are currently at the scene with other role players and the investigation continues.

However new information has emerged and the executive director of security and protection services for the City of Cape Town Richard Bosman said it appears the deceased metro police officer Darryl Castle may have taken his own life.

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