Police investigating gruesome murder of elderly woman in Port Alfred

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Police in Port Alfred have launched an investigation after an elderly woman was found dead in her residence in the Tuku Admin area, Bell, in Port Alfred, on Thursday evening.

According to the police, the neighbour of the deceased was concerned after she had not seen her on Wednesday evening and went to check up on her.

“She knocked on the door several times and there was no answer, and eventually she opened the house that was not locked,” said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

She added that, she found the old woman in a pool of blood.

A case of murder was opened and is under investigation.

Police have since appealed to local residents, who might have knowledge of the suspects, to come forward and assist in their investigation, as no one has been arrested yet.

“Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects is urged to contact crime stop or the nearest police station,” said Captain Govender.