Unidentified Woman Found Dead in Wetland

Police in Busoga East are appealing to the general public to provide any information regarding an unidentified woman whose lifeless body was recovered from Lumbuye wetland in Unilila village in Nawaningyi sub-county in Iganga district on Monday.

The deceased’s body is currently at Iganga General hospital mortuary pending a postmortem. The presence of multiple wounds on her body has raised suspicions that the woman might have been killed from elsewhere and dumped in the wetland in an attempt to conceal the crime.

Diana Nandawula, Busoga East police spokesperson said investigations are ongoing to determine the exact cause of death.

According to Samuel Baliraine, the area LC I chairperson, the body was discovered by farmers who were harvesting rice in the wetland. He says that the deceased is unknown in the area and believes that the perpetrators took advantage of the night darkness to dispose off the body without being detected.

Yakubu Ndhaaye, the LC III chairperson of Nawaningyi sub-county has appealed to the police to increase foot patrols in the area to prevent similar cases of crime in dark and secluded places within the sub-county. 

Ndhaaye also revealed that earlier this year, security forces successfully cracked down on criminals through community sensitization campaigns, which encouraged residents to report any suspicious activities in their communities.

He, however, says that there have been some recent lapses in security, necessitating renewed efforts to prevent crime.

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