Windhoek – A 29-year-old man was taken into custody on Monday following the death of a 35-year-old woman, after a post-mortem examination revealed she had been raped and murdered. The incident occurred at Ignatius Loyola Street in Katutura, Windhoek.

According to Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), spokesperson for the Namibian Police Force, the victim, identified as Eveline Gariseb, and the suspect were drinking at her house before moving to his home. “The deceased was reportedly picked up by her male friend, and they had drinks at his room before going to sleep,” Muronga explained. Initial reports indicated that the suspect found Gariseb unresponsive the next morning and alerted the landlord, who then called an ambulance. The subsequent police update on Tuesday confirmed that the post-mortem concluded Gariseb was raped and strangled to death, with internal neck injuries evident.

The suspect now faces charges of murder and rape and is being held at the Katutura Police Station. The police are continuing their investigation into the case.

News Reporter