Kenton man murdered in his home

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A 54-year-old man was found murdered in his home in Kenton-on-Sea on Monday, and SAPS are seeking assistance in locating his killers.

Johannes Petrus van der Merwe’s body was discovered after relatives had tried to contact him telephonically and, receiving no answer, travelled to his home. Van der Merwe lived alone.

According to a police report both the front and back doors were open with no apparent sign of forced entry. However, the motive for the murder is yet unknown.

Police require assistance from the public to help apprehend those responsible.

Police are making an appeal to any person who may have information on the incident to contact the SAPS investigating officer, Constable Rodwell Koeries, on 082-416-8471 or the Crime Stop number on 086-001-0111.

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