POLICE in Lusaka have revealed that two young women who were discovered dead in Chilanga yesterday and today were murdered by the same perpetrator.
Zambia Police Service Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata Katongo has told Mwebantu that they suspect that both the murders were connected because two young women where dumped in maize fields near their respective residences.
Cecilia Mulekwa, 16, a grade eleven pupil at City of Hope in Bonaventure, Makeni and was last seen on Friday, February, 17th 2017 around 16:00 hours along Chilanga quarry road. Her body was discovered today February, 23rd, 2017 dumped in maize field. “The body was also found with deep cuts,” Mrs Katongo said.
Ann Musonda, 22, a student teacher of Makeni Islamic College of Education was reported missing on Friday , February, 17th 2017 after knocking off and was found dead yesterday, February,22nd, 2017 at 10: 50 hours between Mulikita Farms and Lafarge quarry road by a passerby of Freedom compound .
“The body which was found few meters from her residence was found with deep cuts in the head and injuries on both hands”, Mrs Katongo said.
“The two victims are believed to have been murdered by the same person and the murderer dumped their bodies in maize fields near their respective residences,” the police spokesperson said.
Mrs Katongo appealed to members of the public throughout Lusaka to avoid moving unaccompanied in lone areas as this perpetrator is still on the loose and all efforts are being made by police to have the perpetrator arrested.
She said all officers in charge of police stations are being called upon to intensify their operations and be on a look out for this criminal.
She says that the two victims are believed to have been murdered by the same person and the murderer dumped their bodies in maize fields near their respective residences.