Estcourt man found dead at home, cops investigate

2014-11-25 00:00

THE police are investigating the death of an Estcourt man who was found dead at his Welsh Road home on Friday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay ­Naicker said Neil Morrison was found ­lying on the floor, with his hands, legs and neck bound with cloth.

A source said the 50-year-old, who lived alone, was last seen alive the day before the attack, when he returned home after spending three weeks in hospital. Morrison was apparently brought home by colleagues who dropped him off at his gate.

A neighbour became worried when she saw his security gate open but he did not respond to her calls.

“A policeman climbed over the fence, found the back door broken open and found Morrison dead on the floor just inside the front door. It transpired that he had been beaten brutally and tied up,” the source said.

It appeared some items had been ­stolen from the house.

Naicker said charges of murder and housebreaking are being investigated by Estcourt police.

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