JOHANNESBURG – Free State Police are searching for the family of a woman who checked into a guesthouse without any form of identity or baggage and was found dead the next day.
Her body was discovered by cleaning staff at the guesthouse, and the cause of death is not yet known. Police confirmed, however, that there were no visible injuries to his body.
According to the spokesperson for the Free State police sergeant, Motantsi Makhele, the woman is black. She was wearing a floral pink dress with a multi-colored headband and would be around 39 years old.
Makhele said the woman showed up at the Bloemfontein guesthouse on Thursday, asking for a place to rest before continuing her trip to the Eastern Cape.
“She didn’t drive there, she just walked in. She spoke English with the receptionist and had no luggage with her and had no form of identity.
“When asked, she reportedly informed the staff at the guesthouse that she was from Kroonstad and was going to a funeral in Eastern Cape with other people.
“According to the owners, the room had to be paid for when he left.”
Makhele said that around 10 a.m. the next day, cleaning staff knocked on her room “and found something was wrong”.
He said police and emergency services were called to the scene and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The circumstances that led to his death are still under investigation and will be clear after the autopsy. No one came to pick her up and she is also unknown.
“An investigation file has been opened and is being investigated.
“Parkweg police are begging anyone who may know the woman or have information to contact Detective Sergeant Diphapang Seale on 083 950 1672 or 08600 10111,” he said.
Woman who checked into guesthouse without ID and baggage found dead in bedroom
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