Cause of SA couple's deaths in Texas still unknown

2017-01-16 09:46
Gerrit Scheepers with his parents Hardus and Dalene. (Facebook)

Gerrit Scheepers with his parents Hardus and Dalene. (Facebook)

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Houston - Detectives in Houston, Texas, are waiting for the results of post mortems on South African couple Hardus and Dalene Scheepers before they can say more about how they died, Netwerk24 reported on Monday.

The couple’s bodies were found in their home in Houston on Thursday morning.

According to a report on the local website, Click2Houston, an incident was reported to police at 09:00 (US time).  

A relative called police to say they hadn’t heard from them in days. According to the report, there had been no sign of forced entry. The bodies were in separate rooms.  

Local resident Laura Gorten said it was a quiet neighbourhood and the police activity had come as a surprise. 

A homicide detective at the Houston police said on Sunday at 22:00 (SA time) that one of the bodies had signs of trauma. 

A message posted on their son Gerrit's Facebook page read: “Ek en sussa is ontsaglik lief vir julle albei.” (Sussa and I love you both dearly).

The Scheepers apparently had two children. Their son was studying in the US.

“We don’t know what happened,” Frans Scheepers, a relative, was quoted as saying.

“I can’t comment on Hardus and Daleen’s death. I don’t know if they were murdered and I don’t have any more details,” he said.

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