Sunday, June 17, 2007

Man found stabbed to death



By Odette Ismail
17 June 2007

Relatives who visited a family member’s house in Caravelle Street, Stranfontein yesterday afternoon found the body of 55-year-old Vincent Abrahams with his hands tied to his back with mask tape.

Police spokesperson Captain Randall Stoffels says the relatives noticed that the front glass door had been broken.

It was later established that the back door was unlocked One of the relatives then jumped over the back wall to investigate.

Abrahams was found in the back room with his hands tied to his back with tape and an open wound to his throat. He died on the scene.

“It was later established that the owners Nissan bakkie that was parked in a garage was missing. It is alleged that the perpetrators fled the scene in the deceased’s vehicle.” says Stoffels. The bakkie was later found abandoned in Grassy Park.

It is believed that nothing was taken from the man's house. He lived on his own.

Stoffels confirmed on Sunday that police are still investigating the circumstances around the incident. The suspects are still at large and police have launched a search.

Police have opened a case of murder for investigation.

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