Police find pensioner's body days after murder

The body of an elderly man, murdered during a suspected house robbery, was found inside his Uitenhage home at the weekend.

It is believed Mathys "Oom Thys" Human, 80, was killed some time between last Tuesday afternoon and 10am on Saturday when his body was found in the passage of his Cathcart Street home.

Police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said neighbours became worried after not seeing him out and about.

"They contacted an officer who lives in the same street who went to investigate," Swart said.

"The back door was found open and the body was found on the passage floor."

Swart said police suspected the back door had been left unlocked as there were no visible signs of forced entry. - Gareth Wilson and Tremaine van Aardt

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