Police have opened a murder investigation after a teenage boy was found dead near a cemetery in Pampierstad, Northern Cape.

A passer-by alerted the police, after he discovered the body behind the Pampierstad Cemetery on Thursday, police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said.

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“The deceased was found on the ground with a bicycle chain around his neck.”

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect should call Sergeant Lebogang Tobolo on 073 763 2015.

– News24