Sunday, May 15, 2011

Body of a 75 year old man found in Pinelands

By Khanyisa Tabata
15 May 2011

Police have recovered a body of a 75 year old man after they were alerted by a local security guard in Pinelands.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander says the deceased was overpowered by two unidentified men at his house in Heldersig Street, Thornton in Pinelands, while busy removing his garbage.

“He was forcefully taken to the back of the house where he was fatally stabbed several times with an unknown sharp object.

“His 75 year old wife, who was alone with him the time of the incident, were also attacked by the suspects and later taken to a nearby hospital with head injuries,” said Filander.

He added that at this stage only two cellphones and the house keys were reported missing and a case of murder and house robbery has been opened.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects can contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Magnum Kersouw from Pinelands SAPS on 083 6288 778 or 021-506 2118.

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