Police probe elderly couple's killing

2014-05-18 14:33
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Police are investigating the murder of an elderly couple in their home in Boschkop, east of Pretoria.

"No one has been arrested yet, police have launched an investigation after collecting evidence at the scene," spokesperson Captain Marissa van der Merwe said on Sunday.

The elderly couple was found dead in their smallholding in Mooiplaats, Boschkop on Friday. The couple's son, who was staying with them, left the house early for business on Friday, returned around 12:30 and found his parents, Louis aged 80, and Sandra Swanepoel, aged 82, dead in the house.

Van der Merwe said the woman sustained a gunshot wound to the head, while the man had no visible injuries. Police found a gun in the study.

Nothing was stolen and there was no forced entry.

- SAPA

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