Domestic worker arrested for allegedly killing her employers

RUSTENBURG – North West police say a 45-yer-old woman has been arrested for the alleged murder of a her employers in Alabama near Klerksdorp.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Pelonomi Makau, the lady was arrested on Friday after her employers were found dead in Alabama on Thursday.

It seems the couple was killed on Wednesday night and their bodies were only found on Thursday by a neighbour.

“According to information available at this stage, we cannot confirm that the pair was murdered in cold blood and we as police will ensure that everyone involved in the incident is brought to justice,” Makau said.

“Reports suggest that a neighbour saw the victim’s house burglar door and windows wide open at approximately 10pm which was unusual, he tried to call them over the fence but to no avail and decided to go into the couple’s house and that is when he found the two dead bodies,” added Makau.

It is reported the 60-year-old husband was found lying in a pool of blood while his 56-year-old wife was strangled in their bedroom.

According to Makau, preliminary investigations revealed that the couple’s cellphones as well as an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

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