Elderly woman stabbed to death during ‘robbery’

The husband stabbed his wife to death and daughter sustained wounds.

The husband stabbed his wife to death and daughter sustained wounds.

A 70-year-old woman has been found dead in her home after being stabbed to death in what is believed to have been a robbery on Tuesday night.

Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the woman was stabbed twice in the chest and was discovered by her neighbour at her home in Van Dyk Park, Boksburg on the East Rand, Boksburg Advertiser reported.

Dlamini said the woman lived alone in her house. The incident happened at about 7.30pm.

“When the police arrived, the woman was already dead and her VW Golf 1 was missing. Nothing in the house, however, was taken,” said Dlamini.

“The matter is going to be investigated because at this point, we don’t know the motive behind the killing,” he added.

Dlamini said no arrests have yet been made.

In February, an elderly man was found dead outside his home in the Moorton area of Chatsworth, Durban after what is believed to have been a house robbery.

Neighbours claimed the 80-year-old man was murdered by a house robbery suspect. He was also found with his belt missing, sparking suspicions that he may have been strangled to death with it.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Cheryl Pillay said the man’s nephew had returned home and found him lying on the floor. “He further noticed that the house had been burgled. There were no signs of any injuries on the deceased,” she said.

– Caxton News Service

today in print