Man found dead in Swakopmund guesthouse

The police in the Erongo Region is investigating two cases of unnatural deaths which occurred recently in Swakopmund and Usakos respectively. The causes of death for Jasper Davis (38) as well as Werner Scholze (83) has not yet been determined.

According to Erastus Iikuyu, Nampol, regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo the body of Jasper Jacobus Albertus Davis was found at a guesthouse in Swakopmund on Sunday 23 April. It is alleged that Davis booked himself in at the guest-house on 22 April. His body was found lying on the bed by an employee who entered the room to clean. The Police is not ruling out a suicide, despite no suicide found. It is alleged that the deceased was suffering from cancer and had suicidal tendencies in the past. The investigation is ongoing.
The Namibian Police is requesting the public to assist in tracing the son of a certain Werner Julius Scholze (83) whose body was found in Usakos on 17 April. According to Iikuyu his son resides in South Africa, but the police has been unsuccessful in acquiring his contact details.
Scholze was an Usakos resident, staying alone in a house in Parson Street in the suburb’s Bo-dorp. According to neighbours they haven’t seen Scholze in the week before his body was discovered.
“One neighbour detected an unusual smell from the deceased’s house and notified the police,” Iikuyu explained. Police officers broke a window to gain entry to the house. The house was securely locked and the house keys were found on a table inside.
The police discovered a body which was taken to the Walvis Bay police morgue where a postmortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of death and to confirm the deceased’s identity. “The next of kin are yet to be located. Scholze’s son we believe resides in South Africa, but no one knows his contact details,” Iikuyu explained.

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