Bizzare: 80-Year-Old Woman’s Body Found Stuffed In A Freezer

Bizzare: 80-Year-Old Woman's Body Found Stuffed In A Freezer

Bizzare: 80-Year-Old Woman’s Body Found Stuffed In A Freezer

An 80-year-old woman’s body was found inside a freezer in Pankop near Mmamethlake on Monday this week. The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga has started an investigation in the murder case.

She is believed to have been staying with her 10-year-old grandson and a caregiver, who was hired to look after her. On Monday, 12 October 15, 2020, the woman’s neighbors discovered the body and reported the matter to the police.

SAPS Mpumalanga spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli said:

“On Monday, the young boy came back from school only to find that there was nobody at home. He realised that the door to the house was wide open but the burglar door was locked. He then began to ask neighbours of the whereabouts of his granny and the caregiver.

“While searching, the neighbours became suspicious when they noticed a coffee table, a gas stove and a TV set on top of the freezer. They removed the items and discovered the lifeless body of the elderly woman inside the freezer,” SAPS Mpumalanga spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli.

The police and medical personnel were summoned to the scene and she was declared dead. A case of murder was opened and a manhunt for the killer was launched.
“The police appeal to the woman, named MmaThato, to immediately go to the nearest police station as they believe she can assist in the investigation. Members of the public who know her whereabouts, are urged to contact Det-Capt Solomon Moshime at 082 065 1355 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111,” said Mdhluli.