Old woman found strangled in a trunk

2016-05-27 06:00
 Photo: supplied The trunk in which the old woman was found.

Photo: supplied The trunk in which the old woman was found.

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MATATIELE SAPS have opened a case of murder and rape following the discovery of a 77-year-old woman who was found strangled in a trunk at Shenxa village in Matatiele on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Raphael Motloung said the woman’s body was discovered by a young girl who noticed an open door in one of the houses in the village. “When the girl entered the house she saw the woman’s body in an open trunk with a cloth around the neck. She ran away and called the neighbours.

“It appears the woman was raped before being killed.”

The woman lived alone.

Police are appealing to anyone to come forward with information that can lead to a speedy arrest.

- Supplied.

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