Nkhotakota police are hunting for unknown suspects who have brutally murdered a 25-year-old pregnant woman in the lakeshore district.
The deceased has been identified as Florence Hebert who was discovered dead on October 12 after going missing since the night of Saturday October 10.
According to Nkhotakota Police station Public Relations Officer, Williams Kaponda, on Saturday October 10, the deceased’s husband went to Mwansambo village and she was left alone at home.
“After a night chat with her neighbours, she left for her house to sleep. However, the following morning, her neighbours wondered as she could not be seen around. Following her disappearance, people in the area initiated a search for her. After a 2 day search, she was found gruesomely murdered at a distance of about a Kilometre away from her house,’ said Kaponda.
The deceased who was seven months pregnant was found with deep cuts on her head and her breasts were removed.
Postmortem done by Nkhotakota district health officials revealed that the woman died due to bleeding secondary to cut wounds.
Police have appealed to the public to feed them with any relevant information that can lead to the arrested of the suspects.
The late Florence Hebert hailed from Chiperera village in the area of Traditional Authority Nkhanga in Nkhotakota District.