Woman’s decomposed body found in Nkhotakota


A sombre mood engulfed Kamterera village in the area of senior chief Mwadzama in Nkhotakota district on Friday following the discovery of a woman’s decomposed body.

PoliceAccording to the Chief Kamterera, some children on Friday went to hunt mice at a bush within the village. Soon after the mice hunting started they were shocked when they came across the decomposed body.

They hurriedly reported the matter to the village chief. Upon receiving the sad news, the chief and his subjects visited the scene.

They later reported the issue to Mkaika police unit. Police in the company of a doctor from Nkhotakota district hospital went to the scene for post-mortem.

The post-mortem however did not show cause of the death due to the decomposed state of the body. However, it revealed that the woman was in her 30s.

Meanwhile no one has identified the deceased or reported a case of a missing person in the area.

Police have since launched an investigation into the mysterious death of the woman and are appealing to the general public for any information related to matter.