Edenvale pensioners assaulted, one left dead

Edenvale pensioners assaulted, one left dead

Two pensioners were brutally assaulted in The Avenues, Edenvale on 23 June at 1.30am during a break-in at their home property.

Warrant Officer Jean Olckers, Edenvale police spokesperson, said officers arriving at the scene of the crime found an 82-year-old woman with a head injury on the property. Her husband (85) was found lying lifeless in the garden outside, also with injuries. Paramedics declared the husband dead on the scene.

Warrant Officer Olckers said it was alleged that suspects had tried to break into the couple’s home and the husband had gone outside to investigate when he was assaulted. The wife testified that he had been caught in a struggle with one of the suspects.

No items were taken from the house and the wife was taken to Tembisa Hospital for treatment.

The Edenvale police are investigating and appeal to anyone with further information to come forward or to contact 011 553 8600.