A woman believed to be in her late thirties has been found dead at Awutu Bontrase in the Central Region, with her sex organ and other parts cut off.

Her vagina, nipples and legs had been chopped off, while her eyes had also been gouged out.

Residents attribute the gory incident to activities of cult members – known popularly as ‘Sakawa boys’ – in the area.

Residents in Awutu Bontrase in the Awutu Senya West District believe the woman was killed and dumped close to a water reservoir at Bontrase.

Neighbours who were able to identify the body said she had gone missing from her home some four days ago.

Adom News’ correspondent, Seth Ankomah Adjei, reports that residents were drawn to the location of the body because of the stench oozing from it.

“Upon thorough search, they found the lifeless body of the woman in the bush with the majority of her body parts taken away,” reports Seth.

Some residents told Seth in an interview that the gruesome murder of the woman presents a threat to their security and appealed to security authorities to come to their aid.

Meanwhile, the Chief of the youth in the Awutu Bontrase area, Nai Kwame Larbie, said himself and other members of the community want police to hand over the body to them for immediate burial.

They say the mutilations on the body makes it inappropriate to take it to the mortuary.