Woman found stabbed at home

2015-08-27 06:00

A79-YEAR-OLD woman was found dead in her home in Trafalgar Wood Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

Marita Schoeman was found dead by her neighbour and gardener, who was cleaning the yard.

Police spokesperson captain Gerald Mfeka said the gardener was calling for Schoeman, but there was no answer, so he called the neighbour to see if she was not with there.

The neighbour then rushed to Schoeman’s house to meet the gardener before running into the house to look for her. The two found Schoeman­ dead in one of the rooms with several stab wounds.

“The neighbour and the gardener also noticed that one window had been broken, which indicates the suspects entered through the window,” said Mfeka.

Mfeka said discoveries were made after a post mortem was done.

‘The deceased had several knife cuts on both palms and strangle marks on the neck,” he said.

The Margate SAPS are investigating and have opened an inquest docket­.

- Supplied

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