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Hanged man a 42-year-old teacher
THE decomposed remains of the man who was found hanging from a tree in the mountains east of Eros last week on Tuesday has turned out to be 42-year-old teacher Sylvester Shikuso Tjunda.
Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa, the Khomas Region Crime Investigation Co-ordinator, told Namibian Sun that the deceased is went missing eight months ago. He said his family came forward and identified him. They said the man had been a teacher and he had come to Windhoek for studies at one of the tertiary institutions. By yesterday, the police did not know where he had been teaching and where he was studying.
Nghishidimbwa said the family who came to identify him did not know if he was staying in Eros in the area where he committed suicide.
The remains of Tjunda, mainly bones, were found hanging from a fibre rope, barely held by a thin thread of dried skin. The body was discovered about 1.5 kilometres from Olaf Palme Street by City Police and Namibian Police who were chasing a man who escaped into the mountains with a stolen bicycle.
The Police found a Leo mobile phone in his back pocket which they said would help the identification. The lower left leg and both feet were missing.
Last week, Nghishidimbwa said the police did not suspect any foul play. Yesterday he said the deceased did not leave a suicide note and there is only speculation about why he killed himself.