Toti pensioner found dead

A 84-YEAR-OLD woman, Loraine Denyse Roberts was found dead in her home in Arbuthnot Street, Amanzimtoti on 6 January.

“The deceased lived alone and was found by family members who visited her every morning to ensure she is okay and provide meals for her for the rest of the day,” SAPS PRO Captain Charlene van der Spuy said.

“The family saw Loraine on 5 January at 8.30am and left her with everything in order. On 6 January at 9.45am, they arrived at the house and found the gate to the premises locked. However, the safety gate and front door was closed, but not locked,” said Van der Spuy.

“On entering the house they noticed that all the rooms had been ransacked and discovered the body of the deceased in one of the bedrooms on the floor on her side, next to the bed,” she added.

Paramedics were called to the scene and the victim was declared dead on arrival.

“Upon further investigation it was found that the geyser inside the bathroom was broken and the element and copper pipes removed. Water was gushing out on the outside of the house.

There were no signs of forced entry. It is unclear at this stage whether personal property was taken,” said Van der Spuy stated.

A case of murder is being investigated.
- Supplied.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When planning for the Black Friday sales do you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Save, research and plan ahead, preparing to make the most of it?
8% - 857 votes
Wait and see what looks like a good deal on the day?
14% - 1612 votes
Have no interest in spending more money this year?
78% - 8769 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.41
(+0.06)
ZAR/GBP
20.53
(-0.08)
ZAR/EUR
18.25
(+0.28)
ZAR/AUD
11.23
(+0.43)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(+0.70)
Gold
1836.94
(-1.84)
Silver
23.57
(-2.48)
Platinum
926.76
(-1.62)
Brent Crude
45.19
(0.00)
Palladium
2343.00
(+1.45)
All Share
57147.31
(+0.94)
Top 40
52478.55
(+1.08)
Financial 15
11337.90
(+0.62)
Industrial 25
79917.53
(+1.49)
Resource 10
51771.17
(+0.65)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo