Vrou dies on stoep

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July 7, 2017
Vrou dies on stoep

SCENE: Wynberg vrou believed to have been stabbed to death

Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found on her stoep in Wynberg yesterday.

Liesel Smith was found lying face down on her stoep at her residence in Sydney Street.

The 44-year-old woman’s legs were apart and she had several stab wounds.

A neighbour and Wynberg resident for about 50 years, says they heard the victim calling out for help yesterday morning.

“One of the other neighbours knocked on my door. I ran over and saw that she was dead,” says the shocked woman.

“She must’ve been stabbed, if she had been shot we would’ve heard. The fight must’ve been inside the house and she came out because she was calling for help.”

Blood was visible outside the Wynberg residence, smeared on the pillars and on a pot plant at the entrance to the house.

According to sources at the scene, there was blood found on the staircase inside the house as well.

Liesel fled the house without her shoes, her black and red socks still visible under the polkadot blanket someone had used to cover her body.

It’s believed the single mom’s seven-year-old adopted daughter was away at a dance camp.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed the case and said that no arrest has been made yet.

“The victim was found with what appears as a stab wound to her body. No one has been arrested at this stage.

“Anyone with information that can assist with the investigation is requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”

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