No arrests for murder of elderly West Rand couple – police

2016-04-28 12:33

Johannesburg - There have been no arrests yet for the brutal murder of an elderly couple in Florida, on the West Rand, police said on Thursday.

The couple, aged 71 and 73, were found dead at their home in Pitts Avenue, Discovery, with their hands and feet bound with wire on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

They had burn marks on their bodies.

"It is suspected that the motive for their attack was house robbery," Dlamini said.

A post-mortem examination was being conducted to determine how the couple had died. It was not known whether anything was taken from the house or how many people were involved in the attack.

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