A Moshupa Prison warder who went missing last December was found dead two weeks ago in Thokwana lands, outside Moshupa village in the Southern District.
His skeletal remains have since been handed over to his parents for burial.
When confirming the gruesome discovery, Moshupa Police Assistant Superintendent, Michael Maphephu revealed that the man was identified by his clothes, prison identity card, a two-litre water bottle, which he had been carrying when he left his staff house on December 27th, 2010, and his church uniform.
Although his bones were found scattered on the ground atop a hill, the 25-year-old Mbakiso Mpuisang of Sechele Village in the North East is suspected to have committed suicide by hanging from a tree branch.
However Maphephu contended that, “we found a red cloth tied on a tree branch, but we cannot conclude that he hanged himself to death, hence we are awaiting postmortem results to lead us in our investigations.”
According to Maphephu, the Police were alerted by an old man who accidentally came across the remains while looking for his livestock in the bush. “In fact it was the old man’s dog that discovered the remains first. He said his dog suddenly started barking and would not follow him even when he called it.
On closer inspection the man found the bones and alerted the Police,” Maphephu further explained. Meanwhile Moshupa Police are still searching for another missing person, Francinah Fisher, 42, of Mogaung ward who went missing on December 17 last year.