Two suicides reported at the coast

01 August 2021 | Police

Two men reportedly committed suicide recently at the coast. Both the deceased left suicide notes.

According to the Nampol’s regional commander for community affairs in the Erongo region, Inspector Ileni Shapumba, a 51-year-old man identified as Erwin Goebel committed suicide with a single gunshot to the head.

“A member of the Swakopmund police went to 30 Leutwein Street on Friday 30 July, at about 15:20, to serve the interim protection order in terms of combatting of the domestic violence Act to Goebel (respondent now deceased).”

Upon arriving at the residence the police officer contacted the deceased on his mobile.

It however diverted to his wife’s phone who indicated that she left the house on 29 July in the evening.

She had however received a text message from her husband’s phone indicating the whereabouts of the house key.

“She immediately gave her lawyer the spare key to the house to assist the officer and upon opening the gate, they discovered the lifeless body of the deceased with a single gunshot on the head laying in the yard near the gate,” said Shapumba.

His licensed rifle was found next to the deceased.

“It is suspected that the deceased shot himself on Friday 30 July because the last message he had send via his phone was in the morning hours. No foul play is suspected and the deceased left a suicide note.”

Prior to the incident, the deceased was charged in Swakopmund on a domestic violence case on 21 July and he was given a notice to appear at the Swakopmund Magistrate Court on 23 July whereby the case was postponed for further investigation.

Second suicide

Shapumba also confirmed that the body of Dwayn Donavan van Schalkwyk (33) a resident of Omdel in Henties Bay, was allegedly found by his family members hanging from the roof of his sleeping room.

“The deceased was last seen alive by family members on Wednesday 28 July around 23:00 without any complaints. A suicide note was found at the scene,” said Shapumba.

The body was taken to Swakopmund district mortuary for further handling.

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