A 92-year-old resident at the Kenwyn Old Age Home on Pietermaritz Street was found dead this morning.
The body of the resident, Patricia Auckanell, was discovered by a cleaner. It is believed the woman had been strangled to death while a small flat-screen TV and two cellphones were taken.
Suspects are believed to have gained access by jumping over the small security gate wall and window.
Trevor Clouwes, the CEO of PADCA, confirmed that a resident at the Kenwyn Home had been found dead.
“One of our residents was found dead this morning and her next of kin was informed. At this stage, the police are still investigating,” he said.
Police spokesperson sergeant, Mthokozisi Ngobese, said it was possible the incident occurred last night as the body was discovered this morning.
“The body was discovered this morning, We are investigating one case of murder and one case of house robbery. No arrests have been made. The suspect is still at large,” said Ngobese.