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Kenton-on-Sea police appeal for leads after man found murdered in his home

Oct 15, 2019
Kenton-on-Sea police appeal for leads after man found murdered in his home

Kenton-on-Sea - Police in Kenton-on-Sea have appealed to the public for assistance with information that can help in their investigations in a case of murder.

"A case of murder is under investigation following the discovery of a male in his fifties at his home in Kenton-on-Sea on Monday morning," said police spokesperson, Capt Mali Govender.

She said that the deceased has since been identified as 54-year-old Johannes Petrus Van Der Merwe.

"According to information, Van Der Merwe lived alone and his relative tried contacting him on Monday morning and when he got no answer, he went to his house and made the shocking discovery," Capt Govender said.

"Both the front and back doors were open and there does not appear to have been forced entry.

"Forensic experts were at the scene.

"The motive for the murder is not known."

She said that the SAPS is making an appeal to any person, who may have information on the incident to contact the investigating officer Constable Rodwell Koeries on 0824168471 or the Crime stop number on 0860010111.

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