Police investigating WC policeman's murder

Malmesbury policeman Deon Dumas’s body was found in Atlantis on Tuesday morning, days after he was reported missing.

Deon Dumas. Picture: Pink Ladies.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are investigating the circumstances around the death of a Malmesbury policeman.

Yesterday two suspects were arrested for the killing of Warrant Officer Deon Dumas over the weekend.

The 57-year-old was reported missing after he went to deliver a present on Christmas Eve.

He left home to take a gift to his mother’s doctor’s home around 4pm on Saturday afternoon. Dumas was driving a white BMW 3-Series and may have been hijacked.

Western Cape police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk says the suspects will remain in custody until their first court appearance.

“Two suspects were found in possession of the victim’s vehicle and after they were questioned, they led police to a location in Atlantis where the body was recovered.”

It's not yet clear whether the slain off-duty policeman had his service pistol with him at the time of his disappearance.

(Edited by Neo Koza)