No foul play in bloody death

2015-09-15 06:00

A 33-year-old woman died a tragic death by suicide at the Freedom Park informal settlement in Lansdowne on Wednesday.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says police were alerted to the gruesome scene of her death after the woman’s boyfriend called for help.

The woman reportedly used an angle grinder to take her own life.

“(The) woman was found by her boyfriend in a pool of blood after he returned from the shop. According to the boyfriend, he left home with the woman still in bed at about 08:30 and returned at 09:30. He knocked at the door and there was no answer,” Mnyaka says.

The boyfriend then decided to jump over the fence to open the back kitchen door, he adds.

“The boyfriend found her lying on the kitchen floor and there was blood all over the house and he went out shouting for help.”

Mnyaka says the woman was declared dead after fire services paramedics examined her.

“On further investigation it was discovered that the deceased cut off her throat using an angle grinder as it was still found plugged in the bedroom,” Mnyaka confirms.

Mnyaka says no foul play is suspected at this stage and the reason for her suicide is unknown.

A case of suicide was opened for investigation and her body was transported to Salt River mortuary for a postmortem to be conducted

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