Missing woman found and friend arrested

PORT ELIZABETH - Missing woman, Ronell Topper (53) was found yesterday afternoon severely assaulted at a lodge in Frank Street in Newton Park in Port Elizabeth.

The owner of the lodge contacted police after finding her lying on the bed with serious injuries. It is alleged that Ms Topper and her friend booked into the lodge on 4 April 2019. On 29 April 2019, the owner informed Ms Topper's friend that they must vacate the lodge and when they went into the room, they found an incoherent and beaten up woman on the bed.

The 60-year-old male was arrested and detained on a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The woman was hospitalised.

According to police information, Ronell Topper left the Sydenham Retirement Village in Wayne Street with the suspect and the couple promised to return 6 days later. The suspect also resides at the retirement village.

Source: South African Police Service