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A gruesome murder investigation involving speculation about witch doctors’ potions and body parts has discovered the victims genitals in the suspect’s wallet.

The BBC reports that a man in South Africa was said to have been found with his nephew's genitals in his wallet, and was arrested and taken by police to a forest in Eastern Cape province.

He led them to his 18-year-old nephew’s mutilated corpse, and subsequently the nephew's genitals in uncle’s wallet.

Police spokesman Mzukisi Fatyela is quoted as saying: “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."

More details are scarce but speculation around the case suggests that the crime may be a so-called muti killing, after which witchdoctors use body parts in their potions.

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