A murder investigation is underway after a woman’s body was found at Ampatia, near Ahenema Kokoben in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
The victim has been identified as 21-year-old, Augustina Tindanzor, who reportedly left for work on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and never returned.
Her lifeless body was found the next morning after hours of search by her family and closed friends.
Images widely shared on social media saw her partially decomposed body lying prone under a tree with her dressing bag abandoned on packed concrete blocks.
Police at Ahenema-Kokoben were later called to the scene at 7am on Wednesday after the body was discovered.
It is gathered that a postmortem is expected to be carried out to establish the cause of death.
Feeling traumatized, father of the deceased, Azumah Tindanzor, wants neighbours to assist police to trace the unknown killers.
“My daughter’s death is painful. I am devastated. What did I do wrong to suffer such fate? I could have sacrificed my life for her,” he told Nhyira FM in Kumasi.
Mr. Tindanzor describes his daughter’s death as a terrible loss to the family.
“I thought she was the one to take care of my two boys. She was everything to me; having taken the place of her late mum who died last year. She was my daughter and wife,” he sobbed.
Police at Ahenema Kokoben say no-one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Augustina, until her death was an attendant of an over-the-counter drug shop — when her father’s finances could not support her after she completed St. Louis SHS in 2016.
She was her father’s only daughter.
The incident comes just about a week after a Parliamentary hopeful for Subin constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Linford Owuo, was found dead in his room.
The Ashanti Regional Security Council has since last year been investigating the deaths of at least, five women, suspected to have been killed in various parts of the city.
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