Police officer found murdered

2010-11-24 12:50

A 36-year-old police officer has been found murdered.

“The deceased, Amelia Henning, a clerk at Mangaung police station, was found with several stab wounds to the chest [on Wednesday morning],” said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Annelie Wrensch.

The body was found by two school children next to Pasteur Drive in Bloemfontein while they were on their way to school, Wrensch said.

Wrensch said police suspected that Henning was murdered in the early hours of this morning but did not know how she had come to be on the side of the road at that time. She was off duty.

“It will all be part of the investigation. We haven’t found her or any abandoned car, it is suspected she was on foot when she was murdered.”

A murder docket has been opened.

The murder weapon was not found at the scene and no arrests have been made yet.

Henning is survived by two daughters aged 10 and 17.

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