A body of unidentified man who is believed to be aged between 20 and 30 has been found by herdsman who were on a mission to find a lost cow at Mudi catchment area in Makhetha, Blantyre.

Limbe Police Station Public Relations Officer, Patrick Mussa confirmed the development and said the dead body was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday.

“Some herdsmen were searching for a lost cow which they suspected had entered into the catchment area and in the course of their search, they found the naked dead body in a decomposed state,” said Mussa.

Mussa said the matter was reported to Limbe Police Station where police officers together with medical personnel visited the scene and took the body for a postmortem which revealed the death was due to strangulation.

The police publicist added that investigations are still underway to establish the identity of the deceased and to apprehend those behind the murder.

Meanwhile, police is appealing to those that may provide information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of the crime to bring it forward.

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