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Friday, 9 January 2009

Another elderly couple shot dead, son critical

from I Luv SA:

Police Probe Shooting of Elderly Couple, Son

An elderly Brackenfell couple was found shot dead in their bed - both with wounds to their heads.

Their 46-year-old son was found next to them, barely alive.

Police said the Marina Strydom's sister had raised the alarm yesterday after arriving at the house in Eland Street, Brackenfell, to find the front door unlocked.

Strydom, 67, and her husband, Hendrik, 74, were found lying dead on their bed. With them on the bed was their son Marius.

Marius was rushed to Tygerberg Hospital where he remained in a critical condition on life support this morning. Paramedics declared the couple dead on the scene.

Police would not speculate as to who fired the shots, but said Strydom's sister found a firearm lying on the bed with the three family members.
Police would conduct ballistics tests to determine who had fired the shots.
The sister told police the family would not make any comment.

Meanwhile, in Knysna, a 28-year-old woman reported missing by her mother about midday yesterday has been found dead at the Coney Glen viewpoint near the town.

Police said investigations were continuing but that the motive for the murder remained unclear.

No autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, they said.

Anyone with information that could assist the police should call the investigating officer, Captain Max Mangali.

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