Residents of La in Accra have discovered the body of a woman believed to be in her mid-30s lying naked by the seashore at the La Beach Tower.
The woman, yet to be identified is believed to have been washed ashore probably after being drowned while swimming in the sea.
But Nii Okaidja, a resident has told the Daily Guide newspaper that the woman, who is believed to be epileptic, could have been murdered as she was spotted some few hours walking towards the Beach Tower and looking well.
“We saw her walk to the beach and in less than two hours, her body was discovered,” Nii said.
“Normally, when someone is carried away by the sea, it takes days for the body to be discovered; and even sometimes it is discovered at a different location. With this instance, the woman was spotted around the area moving towards the beach, and in less than two hours, her body was discovered,” Nii Okaidja indicated.
Meanwhile, the La District Police Commander, Superintendent Joseph Owusu Bempah, said police would have to wait for the autopsy report to ensure their next line of action.
He said the body of the deceased, who is not a known person in the area, has been deposited at the Police Hospital for the autopsy.
“Nobody has so far come to identify the body and we are calling on families whose kinsmen are missing to contact the La police as soon as possible,” he appealed.