22/06/2006 14:01 - (SA)
Bloemfontein - A 50-year-old Bainsvlei farmer was found tied and hanged in a storeroom on his farm near Bloemfontein by his wife, police said on Thursday.
Inspector Harry Nagel said Phillip Heineke's wife discovered his body about 21:00 on Wednesday in a storeroom, when he didn't return home at 20:00 - his usual time.
"His hands were tied behind his back and he was hanged.
"She took him down and drove him to Universitas hospital where he was certified as dead," Nagel said.
Police said Heineke lived in Fleurdal in Bloemfontein but went to his farm during the day to work.
Nagel said Heineke's bakkie, a beige Nissan 1400, with registration number CGH 192 FS and his cellphone were missing.
No arrests had been made.