Police confirms Elna-Marie Abbot committed suicide

Floris Steenkamp

The Namibian Police confirmed earlier this week that its criminal investigation into the death of former Walvis Bay resident Elna-Marie Abbott concluded suicide.

Abbott’s body was discovered next to a rail track in the capital Windhoek last Friday, with the body’s head severed.
From an investigation point of view it was clear that Abbott’s body was laying in such a position in relation to the rail track that a passing train severed her head.
An inquest docket was opened and evidence presented by investigators will now be submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor-General for a ruling over the cause of death.
It was in the meantime said Abbott’s decision to end her life is based on a string of events which include her suffering from severe depression, at least one earlier suicide attempt and personal problems lately which placed her under immense personal stress.

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