Teen boy's body found with bicycle chain around neck

Police have opened a murder investigation after a teenage boy was found dead near a cemetery in Pampierstad, Northern Cape.

A passer-by alerted the police after he discovered the body behind the Pampierstad Cemetery on Thursday, police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said.

"The deceased was found on the ground with a bicycle chain around his neck."

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect should call Sergeant Lebogang Tobolo on 073 763 2015.