THE decomposed body of the 72-year-old Amunyela Stefanus was found in the bedroom of his house at the Ezimba village near Outapi on Wednesday.
Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo, said it is not yet known when exactly the elderly man died.
“It is believed that Stefanus died sometime during last week,” he said.
Shikongo pointed out that the elderly man was living alone in his house and was not seen since last week.
“A fellow villager who was passing by his home picked up on a strong smell emanating from the old man’s house and alerted other villagers who in turn alerted the police. It is further reported that upon inspection by the police, the decomposed body was found,” Shikongo stated.
He noted that the body was transported to Okahao police mortuary where a post mortem examination will be performed to determine the cause of the elderly man’s death.