Police have discovered decomposed bodies of six women at a panel beating shop in central Johannesburg, South Africa.
Police are investigating the possibility that the bodies may be those of sex workers who went missing in the area.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Brenda Muridili, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, October 10, 2022, said a 21-year-old has been arrested for the murder of the victims.
It is believed that the victims were killed a while ago.
“The Police in Johannesburg apprehended a 21-year-old man for murder following the discovery of six bodies in a building in Johannesburg CBD on Sunday, 09 October 2022,” the statement read.
“The police were called to the building due to a foul smell coming out of one of the rooms. That is when a body of a woman was found. A preliminary investigation led the police to the suspect, believed to be the last person seen with the deceased woman,”
“It is reported that on 02 October 2022 at 20:00, the suspect was seen with the deceased woman. She was never seen again until her body was discovered on Sunday morning. The clothes she was wearing matches the description of one of the missing persons reported recently.
“Upon questioning the suspect, the police went back to the building and five more bodies were discovered outside the building where there is a makeshift workshop and rubbish dumpsters.
“Unfortunately, the other five bodies are at the late stage of decomposition. They will be subjected to Forensic analysis for identification,”
“The suspect will be charged with six counts of murder and the Provincial Murder and Robbery unit is investigating.”