Tutume police engage Interpol over unclaimed Zim corpse

Body in a mortuary PIC: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK
Body in a mortuary PIC: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

FRANCISTOWN: The Tutume police say the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), through the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), has been enlisted to assist in identifying an unknown man who has been unclaimed at the mortuary for about a month.

According to Tutume Police Station commander, Superintendent Lesego Kgosiemang, they have sent the unclaimed man’s fingerprints to the ZRP through Interpol so that they can assist in identifying the deceased. He said they are awaiting feedback from their counterparts from the neighbouring country and would decide whether to bury the victim once the Zimbabwean authorities have informed the situation.

Kgosiemang said the deceased would have to be given an immediate burial instead of overstaying in the morgue once informed. He added that no postmortem has been performed, therefore, the deceased's cause of death is unknown.

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