Woman killed at retirement home

2012-10-01 10:04

Johannesburg - A 94-year-old woman was found murdered at a retirement home in Pretoria north, Beeld reported on Monday.

A cleaner employed by the Montana Renaissance complex found the body of Reina Louwrens in her home on Saturday. She was last seen at a braai held for the residents at about 16:00 on Friday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Portia Maleka told Beeld that Louwrens had a head wound, and had clothing stuffed into her mouth. Her jewellery had been stolen. No arrests had been made.

  • karien.vanderwesthuizen1 - 2012-10-01 10:18

    Pls News24, can you use better images!? Apart from terrible choice in images - this one is horrid, to use a staged stock image with a report about someone being brutally murdered is just bad taste - apart from that images on iPhone app loads slowly, causing a jump after one has started reading.. And then it is usually some bland old stock image!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-01 10:27

      WOW, our brave tsotsis have again show how strong they are. She was 94! Was it necessary to kill get to get a few things? SCUM!

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-10-01 11:43

      what kills me is that never mind my parents. I am thinking about the world where I am leaving my daughter. She will live a long life (for example), then she will be slaughtered (for a better word) in this manner? While I would have long been gone? I wish I could get my hands on at least one of them and.... well you can imagine what then.

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-01 10:21

    CRIMINALS ARE COWARDS. These murderers and rapists of elderly people (in fact of anyone) have no right to life. South Africans must stop being a bunch of p*ssies and they must start demanding that this vermin be exterminated. Human Rights are there for those who obey and respect the laws of this land. The rest have no place amongst us.

      Desilusionada - 2012-10-01 10:40

      43 (+60%?) yesterday RIP Reina 43 (+60%?) today 43 (+60%?) tomorrow.......... Imaging the cost savings in health (physical and metal), this country could have if the threat of daily violent death is removed. Or are we immune to it and do not care any-more?

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-10-01 10:25

    Animals - send them back to the bush where they belong. 94 years old, how much of a threat could she have been to anybody?

      robqb - 2012-10-01 11:33

      Hi Dawn. I hope you're talking about the bush at the end of a rope?!

      Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-10-01 11:52

      Rob - preferably the bush full of hungry lions.

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-01 13:56

      Dawn animals don't do this, these are parasites, and need to be exterminated for ever

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-01 10:29

    Just another day in South Africa, where honesty,decency and compassion have long since gone. May she rest in peace.

  • steveroodt - 2012-10-01 10:36

    94 years old and her life ends in torture fear and pain may her sole rest in peace

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-10-01 10:49

    This is really going out of hand, as soon as the death penalty is reintroduced then will see the crime dropping

  • kitty.vanjaarsveld - 2012-10-01 10:55

    Her jewellery was not worth enough, a life is something to brag about, but in this case a 94-year old is nothing to brag about, just show once more the cowards they are. As long as there is no death penalty, this sort of thing will go on and on. A life for a life, the only penalty!

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-10-01 11:11

    Black savage cowards.

      robqb - 2012-10-01 11:37

      sj. Please don't get them in a knot. Savage cowards? Yes! Black! Don't know, as no colour was mentioned. For all you know it could have been "one of us"!

      kirsten.a.foster.100 - 2012-10-01 11:39

      How do you know what colour they were?

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-10-01 15:46

      How do you know it wasn't someone closer to her ? It's not unusual for offspring murdering their parents, especially if there is money involved.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-10-01 11:33

    Old White people are the prey of young black men. Probably the gardener, or someone she trusted. Typical

  • leann.may.1 - 2012-10-01 11:42

    This is shocking. What is almost as shocking is what kind of retirement home does not check on a 94 year old woman for a whole weekend? Beyond sick what our country has come too!

  • JournoSergio - 2012-10-01 12:18

    Can't find the words to express just how disgusting I think this is... For someone who has survived this world for so long and then to be shown the least possible amount of respect and killed for a petty purpose is utterly shameful.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-01 13:54

    Shows you that retirement homes are not safe either. parasites like this should be hung by the neck until dead.

  • johan.c.botha.5 - 2013-01-12 11:15

    What a sad world we are living in when our old people are brutally murdered like in this case. She was 94 years old. In Pietermaritzburg two old people 79 and 63 years respectively were HANGED. All this is happening when we have abanded the death sentence for murderers. Can anyone imagine how the families of these murdered people must feel after they contributed to the welfare and success of our country for so many years? When is it the turn of your grand parents or even parents. I am a great grandfather who has worked hard all my life. Must I just sit and wait until it happens to me and all my contemporaries? I suppose all we can do is to pray, what else?

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