AUTHORITIES are working around the clock to determine the exact cause of death of the 24-year-old Elise Nepolo Shikongo, whose body was found buried at Omayanga village in the Okatana Constituency on Wednesday after she was reported missing.
Shikongo was reported missing on Monday afternoon after she failed to show up for work at Oshakati West where she was employed as a domestic worker.
Community Affairs spokesperson in the region, Warrant Frieda Shikole, said the body was discovered by a boy who was walking near the scene.
Although a post mortem is expected to give more details, Shikole indicate that the information at hands right now is that the woman was murdered.
“The body was identified and it has been confirmed that it is that of the woman who was reported missing,” she said.
She pointed out the scene was handled by the serious crime sub-division and a case of murder was opened with the Oshakati police.