A 46 year old woman, Bertha Osei resident at Atwima Bawko, a suburb of Kumasi was found dead on the roadside in the town with multiple of cutlass wounds.
Parts of the body including the nose and the tongue had been removed. Bertha, a petty trader sells fruits in the town where she has stayed for the past 10 years and married with five children.
The body of Bertha has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for autopsy while police continue with their investigations.
A source at the Regional Police CID told Radio Ghana/Garden City Radio that, the murder took place at dawn today when Bertha was believed to be walking to the roadside to board a vehicle to Kejetia to engage in her daily routine business.
The source said, Bertha was attacked by her assailants, killed and parts of her body removed.
The police have appealed to the public to help the security agents with credible information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.