THE Namibian Police in the Omusati Region is appealing to the communities in the areas surrounding the villages of Otoongo and Okeeholongo in the Okahao Constituency to assist in identifying human remains discovered in the bushes on Sunday.
Omusati Regional Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo said the discovery was made by Joseph Ashipala, a resident of Okeeholongo, who was walking through the forest in search of his cattle.
According to Shikongo, the farmer allegedly stumbled upon human bones and informed another community member from the Okeeholongo Village who then informed the Police on Wednesday about the discovery.
Shikongo stated that during a preliminary investigation, a human skull and bones were found scattered around under a mopane tree while a black plastic belt was also discovered tied to one of the branches. Some fatty stains were also observed on the tree trunk.
“Further, a pair of black leather shoes and a small piece of light blue jeans (possibly a pair of trousers) were also found on the scene,” he added.
He indicated that the remains are not yet identified and were taken to the Okahao Police mortuary as part of the investigation.
Shikongo then appealed to the public to assist with any information regarding any person who might have disappeared from a home or a cattle post that can assist the police to identify these remains.