WEIRD NEWS
11/08/2012 06:39 pm ET

Nephew's Genitals Found In South African Man's Wallet, Murder Charges Pending

A man in South Africa was reportedly found with his nephew's genitals in his wallet, in a bizarre case that will likely lead to murder charges for the man.

BBC reports that the unidentified man was arrested Wednesday and taken by police to a forest in Eastern Cape, where he led them to his 18-year-old nephew's mutilated corpse.

That's when they discovered his nephew's genitals in his wallet.

"We found that the hands, the head and legs were cut off from the body and we then recovered the private parts in his wallet," Mzukisi Fatyela, police spokesman for the Eastern Cape Province, told AFP.

The victim went missing from the town of Ngcobo on Sunday.

Police aren't releasing more details, but are investigating whether the murder -- and the genital possession -- might be a "muti" killing, when witchdoctors use body parts in their potions, according to the BBC. There is reportedly a market for the illicit sale of human body parts for such purposes in South Africa.

Charges are expected for the uncle.

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