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Decomposed body of CPUT nursing student found

Staff Writer

Cape Town – Western Cape police are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a male student from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) whose body was discovered decomposed on Monday evening.

Western Cape Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said that the body of the 21 year old was discovered on Monday evening in the dormitory of a nursing college, in Heideveld. Van Wyk said that the police have opened an inquest case for investigation. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death, said Van Wyk.

CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said the relatives of the student, who was in his first year at the Athlone nursing college, have been informed.

“Counselling support will be provided to staff and students who may require it and we will remain in contact with the family as the investigation progresses,”said Kansely.

Captain Van Wyk could not say whether any foul play is suspected in this case saying that only the postmortem will reveal the cause of death.

He urged anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Manenberg SAPS on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

We could not establish contact with the family of the deceased at the time of publishing so we have decided to withhold his identity.

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