Rescuetech Search and Rescue recovered the body of a man at the base of a cliff in Winston Park situated between Gillitts and Hillcrest in the Upper Highway area yesterday This comes after a search was launched for Jamie-Lee Koen, 28, who was reported missing on January 2. He was last seen on Sunday, at 11am, at the Winston Park view site with his friends.
Police said that members from Durban SAPS Search and Rescue had conducted an aerial search with the SAPS Airwing in the Winston Park area last week which yielded no results.
In a statement yesterday, Start spokesperson Andreas Mathios said DNA testing would be conducted to establish the identity of the body.
“The circumstances around the identity and the cause of death will form part of an ongoing investigation and can only be established once a post-mortem and DNA testing has been done,” he said. Mbele said volunteers from Rescuetech were searching an overgrown area below the cliffs when they came upon a body.
“The body was recovered using a high-angle rope access system and hauled up to the top of the cliff, where it was then carried to the view site parking area and handed over to members from Hillcrest SAPS,” she said.
Deborah Snyman, who has been speaking on behalf of Koen’s family, said the latest official update, as of January 8, was that a body had been recovered.
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