Elderly couple found dead in freezer

2013-01-09 22:30
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Johannesburg - An elderly couple was found dead in their home in Belfast on Wednesday morning, Mpumalanga police said.

"Their bodies were found by the police this morning [Wednesday] stashed inside a deep freezer in their house with their hands and feet tied with cables," spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

Rudolf and Elna Van Heerden were both 79-years old.

They had been beaten over the head with a blunt object.

Two firearms were stolen from the house.

Their Toyota Prado was found abandoned on the N4 near Middelburg.

No arrests had been made.

- SAPA
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