Posted: October 26, 2006 02:10
BLOEMFONTEIN - Police had arrested four black men in Welkom with a car belonging to a white 58-year-old woman found dead at her Bloemfontein townhouse, said Free State police on Wednesday. Inspector Harry Nagel said the woman's body was found on Wednesday morning in Pentagon Park by her daughter after the younger woman had been discharged from hospital.
"The woman was found in the living area of the townhouse with her hands tied behind her back and her feet tied together." Nagel said clothing and material was wrapped around her face. "It seems as though she was overpowered in the lounge area while she was eating," said Nagel. The last time she spoke to her daughter was about 16:00 on Tuesday.
Nagel said the woman might have died of suffocation, but "a post-mortem will be done". Nagel said the woman had lived with her three daughters, but was alone on Tuesday. Her car, a Citroen C3, was missing, but was found in Welkom where the four suspects were arrested. It is not yet known what else is missing or how the suspects got access to the house, said Nagel.
The woman's ID book was found in the vehicle. Three of the suspects are from Botshabelo and one is from Welkom. They are due to appear in court on Friday.
Source:Crime Expo South Africa