Bloemfontein couple dies in murder-suicide

2013-10-15 22:36
(Nielen Bottomley, News24)

(Nielen Bottomley, News24)

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Bloemfontein - A couple was found dead in their home in Fichardt Park in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, Free State police said.

A 27-year-old man went to visit his parents and there was no response to his knock on the door even though both their cars were parked in their driveway, said Captain Chaka Marope.

"The man called the police when his parents did not respond to his knocks," said Marope.

Marope said when police arrived, they broke the door open.

"After entering the house they found a 56-year-old male and his 42-year-old wife lying in a pool of blood."

The man was found with his own revolver in his right hand.

"It is suspected that the man killed his wife and then shot himself," said Marope.

The motive for the killings was not known and police had opened an inquest docket.

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