B1 Butcher case: NO arrest say the Police

B1 Butcher case: NO arrest say the Police

THE B1 Butcher remains at large.

Contrary to rumours that spread like wildfire through Namibia over the weekend – even being reported as a fact on one of the country’s private radio stations – no-one has been arrested in connection with the killing of a still-unknown woman. This was confirmed to The Namibian yesterday by the head of the Namibian Police’s Crime Investigation Department, Deputy Commissioner Gerson ?Naweseb.The B1 Butcher’s victim’s dismembered torso was found in a rubbish bin next to the B1 main road between Windhoek and Okahandja two weeks ago, Also contrary to other rumours that appear to have taken on a life of their own over the weekend, no additional human body parts have been found that could be parts of the same woman whose torso was found a fortnight ago, ?Naweseb said.Two human thighs were discovered in a rubbish bin next to the B1 road between Windhoek and Rehoboth three days after the discovery of the torso.Both the torso and thighs appeared to have been chilled in a fridge or freezer before being discarded.A Police spokesperson, Sergeant Stephan Nuuyi, said yesterday that it is suspected that the trunk and two upper legs belonged to the same person.The Police however have not yet announced that the parts have conclusively been confirmed to be from the same person.The torso is thought to be from a woman in her twenties who was light brown in colour, about 1,7 metres tall and weighed around 52 kilograms, the Police have indicated previously.The Police on Friday again requested anyone with possible information that could help with the investigation into the discovery of the human remains to contact the Police through a dedicated phone line, (061) 209 4414, between 08h00 and 17h00, or cell phone number 081 127 5510.Nuuyi added yesterday that anyone with information on the whereabouts of a Kalkrand resident who went missing three and a half days before the cut-up torso was found, to contact the Police through those same phone numbers.The missing woman is Sanna Helena Garises.She was last seen in front of Zum Wirt, a restaurant in Windhoek’s Independence Avenue, at about 23h00 on June 13, Nuuyi said.On the request for information on the discovery of the body parts, the Police on Friday said that people do not need to provide their names or addresses.Information would also be treated “with utmost confidentiality”, the Police said.A reward of N$60 000 remains on offer for information leading to the arrest of the person who is thought to have killed the woman whose torso was found on June 17.This was confirmed to The Namibian yesterday by the head of the Namibian Police’s Crime Investigation Department, Deputy Commissioner Gerson ?Naweseb.The B1 Butcher’s victim’s dismembered torso was found in a rubbish bin next to the B1 main road between Windhoek and Okahandja two weeks ago, Also contrary to other rumours that appear to have taken on a life of their own over the weekend, no additional human body parts have been found that could be parts of the same woman whose torso was found a fortnight ago, ?Naweseb said.Two human thighs were discovered in a rubbish bin next to the B1 road between Windhoek and Rehoboth three days after the discovery of the torso.Both the torso and thighs appeared to have been chilled in a fridge or freezer before being discarded.A Police spokesperson, Sergeant Stephan Nuuyi, said yesterday that it is suspected that the trunk and two upper legs belonged to the same person.The Police however have not yet announced that the parts have conclusively been confirmed to be from the same person. The torso is thought to be from a woman in her twenties who was light brown in colour, about 1,7 metres tall and weighed around 52 kilograms, the Police have indicated previously.The Police on Friday again requested anyone with possible information that could help with the investigation into the discovery of the human remains to contact the Police through a dedicated phone line, (061) 209 4414, between 08h00 and 17h00, or cell phone number 081 127 5510.Nuuyi added yesterday that anyone with information on the whereabouts of a Kalkrand resident who went missing three and a half days before the cut-up torso was found, to contact the Police through those same phone numbers.The missing woman is Sanna Helena Garises.She was last seen in front of Zum Wirt, a restaurant in Windhoek’s Independence Avenue, at about 23h00 on June 13, Nuuyi said.On the request for information on the discovery of the body parts, the Police on Friday said that people do not need to provide their names or addresses.Information would also be treated “with utmost confidentiality”, the Police said.A reward of N$60 000 remains on offer for information leading to the arrest of the person who is thought to have killed the woman whose torso was found on June 17.

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