Police in Dowa are looking for unknown assailants who killed a 50-year-old woman and dumped her body in a pit latrine.
Dowa Police spokesperson Sergeant Richard Kaponda identified the deceased as Agness Natani of Sesesantonga Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Khombedza in Salima.
Kaponda said the deceased went missing on June 29 this year and her decomposed body was found in a toilet on Tuesday this week.
“The scene of crime was visited by the police together with a medical doctor who confirmed death due to suffocation and [that] the woman was murdered.
“They placed big stones and sticks on top of the toilet hole to conceal the death,” said Kaponda.
He said the deceased has since been buried in the toilet because of the corpse’s decomposed state.