A young woman, who went missing a week ago, after receiving threats from a spurned suitor, was found dead in a secluded field, authorities said.
The Zululand Observer reported that Siam Lee, 20, of Durban North, South Africa, was last seen leaving work in a black Mercedes-Benz with a man whom police are still searching for.
The search for Siam Lee ended tragically and horribly on Thursday, with the discovery of her charred, assaulted body in a Midlands sugar cane farm. "The body was found by a farmer who was driving past," said Lt. Col. Thulani Zwane.
Lee's friends told local channel, YOU, that Lee had been receiving threatening messages since last October from a man who'd also been stalking her. "There was a man who’d wanted a relationship with Siam, but she wasn’t interested," said family friend, Sue Foster. "She told him so and he didn’t handle it well."
The stalker even showed up at Lee's workplace, threatening and pushing her, until he was kicked out by her co-workers, Foster said.
On Wednesday, Police released the identikit above of a man they believe could assist them in their inquiries. According to information the police received, he fetched Lee in a black Mercedes Benz Vito with unknown Gauteng registration plates.
Lt. Col. Thulani Zwane, the spokesman for provincial SAPS said: "We are still trying to determine if the body found in New Hanover is that of Siam Lee. We are awaiting DNA results but there has been no leads so far and no one has come forward as yet. I urge residents to allow justice to take its course.
"The man in the attached identikit allegedly left with Siam in a black Mercedes Benz Vito/V-class with unknown GP registration numbers. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact me on 083 632 2849 or 031 560 8004. Our Crime Stop number can also be contacted on 08600 10 111," said Capt Raymond Deokaran, spokesman for the Durban North SAPS.