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Police appeal for leads after 90-year-old Uitenhage woman found murdered

Nov 16, 2018
Police appeal for leads after 90-year-old Uitenhage woman found murdered

Police in Uitenhage are investigating the murder of a 90-year-old woman in her home in Uitenhage.

"On Thursday, at around 9am, it is alleged that a neighbour that was walking past a house of the elderly woman (90) in Lange Street, Penford, Uitenhage, noticed a gate and a door that were standing open," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"She called her, and became suspicious when there was response. She then went inside, and discovered the body of the elderly woman (90) lying at the door entrance to her bedroom and summomed the police."

Capt Nkohli said that the deceased had a stab wound in the upper body.

"At this stage, a motive for the attack is unknown."

He also said that the name of the deceased is withheld as her relatives have not yet been notified.

"Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) is urged to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Josua Victor at 083 455 1853 or to share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111."

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