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Nikita Chiniah
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11 Jan 2017
2:41 pm

Durban woman’s decomposed body found in vehicle

Nikita Chiniah

The body was found wrapped in blankets in the backseat of a broken-down vehicle in her yard.

Vijayalakshmi Moodley.

A 45-year-old Shallcross woman’s decomposed body was discovered in the backseat of a vehicle on Davaram Street, on Monday, Rising Sun Chatsworth reports.

Police are investigating the matter further, and at this stage, no arrests have been made. Chatsworth police responded to the scene after the victim’s nephew made the shocking discovery.

The victim was identified as Vijayalakshmi ‘Veronica’ Moodley. The eThekwini Inner South Cluster spokesperson Priya Nunkumar said the victim’s decomposed body was found wrapped in blankets in the backseat of a broken-down vehicle in her yard.

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According to the victim’s sister, she became worried when she did not hear from her sister in two weeks. She then sent a family member over to the victim’s house.

“My nephew fed the dogs while his parents searched the premises. As my nephew reached for the dog food, which my sister kept in the broken down car in her yard, he noticed a human leg,” she said.

The family immediately contacted the Chatsworth police. The cause of death has not been established as yet.

Nunkumar said members of the Chatsworth police would be working round the clock to investigate the case.

– Caxton News Service

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