Police appeal for help in identifying woman stabbed 50 times

2014-08-18 09:10

A woman who died after being stabbed multiple times in Bryanston in northern Johannesburg has not been identified yet, Gauteng police said.

“We are appealing to the community for information,” Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said today.

“On Saturday, she was seen by a passerby who alerted paramedics ... The paramedics treated her and took her to the nearest hospital where she died.”

He said a case of murder had been opened and police were investigating. No arrests had been made.

The woman was found around 5pm on Saturday, Mofokeng said.

Yesterday, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said the woman, believed to be in her late 30s, died after being stabbed about 50 times.

“It is understood that another woman and her child were driving along Peter Place when the child noticed [the woman] lying near a boom gate at an office park,” Vermaak said.

“Paramedics found the injured woman barely responsive and breathing. Paramedics indicated that she [the victim] lost a vast amount of blood and counted about 50 stab wounds.”

Vermaak said the woman was rushed to Sandton Mediclinic, where she died.

Beeld newspaper reported that she told the woman who had stopped to help her that it was her husband who had stabbed her.

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