A woman was robbed and killed by two men in her home on the Elandsfontein farm in Fochville on Monday morning.
Susanna Maria Elizabeth Nell, 84, is believed to have been suffocated in her living room, and her body was hidden with a pile of clothes.
Neighborhood watchers from Fochville confirmed that the elderly woman was attacked by men renting a flat on the farm.
According to a farm worker, the victim was last seen alive around 4am when she asked him to recharge her cellphone.
When the worker arrived later that morning to get the keys to unlock, Nell did not answer.
JC van der Merwe, of the Fochville Community Policing Forum, says the worker knocked everywhere and received no response.
“He walked around the house and saw that the bedroom window and the burglar bars were forced open.
He immediately raised an alarm, ”says Van der Merwe.
According to him, they struggled to locate the victim and the police dog unit had to be called. “The unit later found her body and she was presumably strangled. The body was hidden under many clothes in the dining room. “
The victim’s cellphone signal was last picked up at a cellphone tower in the Klerksdorp area.
Van der Merwe said the family suspected the two attackers lived on the farm.