Mystery over three homeless men found killed in the east

The most recent discovery was the second at Magnolia Park.

Sunnyside police have launched a manhunt following the discovery of the body of a homeless man at Muckelneuck’s Magnolia Park, east of Pretoria on Sunday.

This was the third body to be found in a period of two weeks, said police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela.

“The first body of a homeless man was found in a veld near Mears Park train station, also in Muckleneuk, two Saturdays ago,” he said.

The second body was found on Saturday and a day later the third body.

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Mavimbela said the victims were found to have suffered blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds to the upper body, however the motive behind the killings was unknown.

“The identities of the deceased remain a subject of investigations,” he said adding that forensic experts, multiple informers and intelligence networks would form part of the investigations which were underway.

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