Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Elderly woman in Bonteheuwel mauled to death by pit bulls

Bishop Lavis police are investigating an inquest case, after the body of an 88-year-old woman was found by her son in her backyard at her residence in Loganberry Street, Bonteheuwel on Tuesday afternoon.

‘’According to reports Bishop Lavis SAPS, members attended to the scene (at about 17:00), where a female was attacked by pit bull dogs. Circumstances surrounding this fatal incident are under investigation,’’ said Captain F.C Van Wyk.

PICTURE - Facebook: Angus McKenzie // Elderly woman mauled by pit bulls in Bonteheuwel


Van Wyk added that a Senior Inspector of Law Enforcements Animal Control Unit of the City of Cape Town came and removed the dogs.

‘’At this stage no foul play is suspected. Investigation continues,’’ he added.

Anyone with any information about this fatal incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Bonteheuwel ward councillor, Angus McKenzie, identified the victim as Mrs Grill. McKenzie expressed his disbelief at the tragic incident.

“I've been up most of the night just trying to make sense of how Mrs Grill a 92-year-old lady that has lived a rich, long and blessed life and devout member of the Bonteheuwel West Congregation - NAC church in Bonteheuwel had to endure a gruesome, horrific and tragic death as a result of being mauled to death by 2 pitbull dogs. It does not make sense, it should not make sense, it is just is not possible.Indeed shock overwhelms sadness. It is just not fair,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

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