Couple murdered in Great Brak River

2016-06-20 21:08
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Mossel Bay – An elderly couple was murdered in their home near Mossel Bay at the weekend, Netwerk24 reported on Monday.

The bodies of Tewie (in his 70s) and Eurika Human (in her 60s) were found at their home in Great Brak River on Saturday.

"There was no forced entry," the Humans' son-in-law, Rev Gerhard Pietersen told Netwerk24.

“He was found in the garage and she in the house,” he said.

According to information from the police, Tewie sustained hack wounds and Eurika multiple stab wounds.

The Humans had been living in Great Brak River for nearly 25 years. He had managed a sewerage services business for the past 16 years.

Sunday would have been Eurika’s birthday and the couple's wedding anniversary.

Pietersen is married to the Humans’ eldest daughter, Amor.

He said the funeral would only be held once the younger sister, Tineka, arrived back from America. Tineka and her husband Carlo had made flight arrangements on Monday.

Pietersen said family suspected someone familiar with the couple’s routine could have attacked them.

The company was at its busiest in December and April. "Now it was a quiet time," Pietersen said.

A metal-red Toyota Conquest with a Mossel Bay registration number stood in the yard. The entrance to the home was cordoned off with yellow and blue police tape and forensic officers wearing protective clothes were at the scene.

Anton Delamijn, a community leader and a representative of the Midbrak neighbourhood watch, told Netwerk24 that the incident had shaken the town as burglaries had been on the decrease.

No arrests had been made.

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