Police in Goodhope are investigating a case in which two bodies were discovered yesterday in what is believed to be a murder/suicide in Metlojane village.
Confirming to be investigating the case, Goodhope police station commander, Superintendent Batshwari Gaobatelwe said on Tuesday morning they received a report that a 28-year-old woman was found in a pool of blood lying in her bed. While investigating the case, the Police also received a suicide report.
Gaobatelwe said the deceased was found by the police lying in a pool of blood with a wound on the neck. It was suspected that the deceased may have been stabbed with a sharp object whilst in her sleep. He further disclosed that the woman’s bedroom door was destroyed hence suspecting that an intruder might have smashed in to gain entry.
“While investigating the incident, we received a suicide case and through our preliminary investigations we established that the 28-year-old man who was found hanging from the tree in the outskirts of Metlojane was the boyfriend to the deceased. Since the woman’s bedroom door was damaged, we suspect that the boyfriend found the door locked, destroyed it to gain entry and attacked her in her sleep by stabbing her with a sharp object,” Gaobatelwe said. He stated that they suspect he had stabbed the woman to death before fleeing the scene and committed suicide.