Western Cape police have called for calm, saying media reports of a serial killer targeting women in the city are “pure speculation”. Police have launched an investigation into the murders of six women, whose naked bodies were found at the Century City and Acacia train stations over the past ten months. The sixth body was found at Century City station on Friday. The latest discovery has fuelled fears of a serial killer on the loose and has raised concerns over the safety of women.
“We have not established a link between the bodies themselves including the allegations of a serial killer. Investigations are still under way and for this reason we cannot support any assumptions or perceptions yet,” said SAPS spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk.
However, the police have urged the community to assist them during their investigation.
“We appeal to the community to shed some light on any information that have regarding these unfortunate incidences and to be patient with the matter as the police is doing everything they can,” added Van Wyk.
The six women were all found naked with their hands bound behind their backs. They appeared to be from the same race and within the same age group. All the bodies found were badly decomposed, and have not yet been identified.
“All the women were found naked with their hands tied behind their back along the station side but DNA tests have to be done before the bodies can be identified and other necessary methods must be conducted as part of the investigation,” said Van Wyk. VOC