GQEBERHA – Police in Walmer have opened an enquiry after a skeleton was found partially buried at the foot of a sand dune in Sardinia Bay beach this morning, 19 December 2021.

According to police information, at about 10:50, the partially buried skeleton was discovered by a person walking near the dunes. Police were alerted and confirmed that the skeleton may have been buried for a period of time. It was between 5 to 25cm in the sand. There were no clothes or any other information that could assist police in any identification.

The skeleton will be sent for forensics analysis to determine race, age and sex.

At this stage, an enquiry is opened however police are appealing to anyone who may have reported any person missing or drowned to contact D/Lt Col Melody Oranje at SAPS Walmer detectives on 082 441 8505 or 041 581 1496 or 041 509 4000 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or their nearest police station.

Source: South African Police Service