Police will be investigating a case of culpable homicide, after a missing Stellenbosch couple was found dead.

The bodies of Maties student, Ethan Kirkland, and his partner, Leila Lees, were found in their vehicle.

They were then retrieved from the quarry along Paul Kruger Street, on Monday.

Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, confirmed that the bodies found, were those of the couple.

“ We can confirm that the bodies of a male and a female, recovered from a motor vehicle on Monday 24 October 2022, have been identified as those of Leila Lees (18) and Ethan Kirkland (19). Reports indicated that the duo were reported missing on Saturday 22 October 2022 after they were last seen at an establishment in Stellenbosch on Friday 21 October , driving a maroon Subaru Forester in Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch police registered a case of culpable homicide for further investigation”.