February 07 2007 at 12:56AM
A 66-year-old woman was found dead in the garden of her Dana Bay home, Southern Cape police said on Tuesday.
Captain Malcolm Potjie said the woman's body was found by her husband on Monday afternoon at their home in Dana Bay, near Mossel Bay. Her head was covered with a towel and a piece of wire lay near
the body, he said.
A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Family friends had earlier come to visit the woman but were told by the gardener that the woman was busy on the far end of the property. Not wanting to disturb her, they left.
Police believe the gardener was the last person to have seen the woman alive but he could not be found when the body was discovered.
The woman's husband identified the gardener only as Eliot or Elias and could not provide an address for him.
Police were investigating a case of murder and were searching for the gardener.
Potjie urged anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Kwanomquba police station on 044-693-0952 or the investigating officer, Inspector Esley Mollman at 083-427-3494. - Sapa