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Police appeal for leads after Kenton-on-Sea man found murdered

Oct 14, 2019
Police appeal for leads after Kenton-on-Sea man found murdered

Kenton-on-Sea - 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.

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," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

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

"Forensic experts are at the scene.

"The motive for the murder is not known."

The SAPS are 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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