Couple found shot dead in holiday flat

2012-01-18 20:01

Cape Town - A couple was found dead in a holiday apartment in George, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Captain Bernadine Steyn said the body of Annemarie van Loggenberg, 35, was found on a bed on Tuesday afternoon with a single gunshot wound to her head.

She said 39-year-old Willie Venter was found nearby, also with a single gunshot to the head.

A 9mm pistol with a silencer was found on the scene.

Police found their bodies after being notified of a hole in the window of the locked apartment in Campher's Drift.

"There are allegations that shots were heard on Monday afternoon," Steyn said.

"It is a possibility that the man may have shot the woman before turning the gun on himself. But we cannot speculate until the autopsy is conducted."

A murder and inquest docket were opened.

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