Khorixas Woman Raped, Murdered

AN 18-year-old man was arrested in Khorixas yesterday for allegedly raping and murdering a 34-year-old female, identified as Dorothea !Hoaes.

According to police spokesperson, deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, the suspect will appear in the Khorixas Magistrate’s Court today.

!Hoaes’ body was discovered by Khorixas residents walking to work yesterday morning at around 05h00. They followed a path from their homes past the Gowati Lodge. The body was apparently discovered in the Unib River-bed.

One of those who discovered the body told The Namibian that !Hoaes was lying on her back with a rock next to her head. There was blood on her head. Her dress was apparently also pulled up, fueling the suspicion that she may have been raped by the killer. “Rape is suspected,” Kanguatjivi reiterated.

!Hoaes was allegedly seen at a service station on Monday evening where she went to buy something in the company of a man. She was allegedly intoxicated. According to residents, !Hoaes was known in Khorixas. She apparently stayed with her sister, but neither the police nor sources could provide the name of the sister.

Source : The Namibian