AN autopsy will have to be performed to establish the actual cause of death of the 17-year-old Rembeus Malakia.
His body was discovered hanging from a thorn tree at the Okathitu B Village in the Elim constituency on Thursday evening.
Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo, said the incident occurred around 20:00.
“It is alleged that the deceased body was found hanging with a black tie around his neck from the thorn tree,” said Shikongo.
According to Shikongo, no suicide note was left behind and the deceased person’s next of kin was informed.
“The body was transported to Okahao Police mortuary for purposes of a post mortem to determine the actual cause of death,” he said, adding that police investigation into the matter is ongoing.