Suicide suspected after photographer found dead in Woodstock home
By Nomava Nobumba
20 October 2009
Police suspect no foul play on the death of popular photographer Garth Stead, but possible suicide.
37 year old Stead was found hanging in his Woodstock home yesterday with rope tied around his neck.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Hilton Malila says Stead died of injuries caused by the rope.
Police were called by a friend to the scene and on arrival, found the decesed hanging in his living room.
"At this stage we suspect suicide, but an inquest docket is open for investigtion," adds Malila.
Stead had been working as a photo editor at a Cape Town media house.