Update: Police probe murder after death of a woman in blaze

GQEBERHA - SAPS Humewood detectives are now probing a murder case following the death of a 65-year-old woman who was found in her flat (Fernkloof) this morning in Park Drive. The woman’s flat was ablaze and her partially burnt body was found in the bedroom.

The investigation initially started as an inquest however evidence collected at the scene of the fire, suggest that there could be foul play.

This afternoon, police have recovered the vehicle, a white Ford Fiesta belonging to the deceased woman. The vehicle was found abandoned in Victoria Drive. The woman cannot be named until her next of kin can be traced and according to sources, she has a son in Gqeberha therefore police need to urgently locate him.

Anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Ridwaan Baatjies on 073 130 3018 or SAPS Humewood on 041 5045019 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station

Source: South African Police Service

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