The 71-year-old's hands were tied together behind her back.
THE UPINGTON police are investigating the murder of an elderly woman, Judith Redelinghuys, after her body was found floating in her swimming pool on Tuesday.
The 71-year-old’s hands were tied together behind her back.
Police spokesperson Constable Vanessa van der Westhuisen said the shocking discovery was made by the deceased’s daughter who went to check on her mother after attempts to get hold of her on the phone were unsuccessful.
“The daughter immediately informed the police after she discovered her body in the pool,” said Van der Westhuizen.
Sources close to the family revealed that Redelinghuys, who was described as a businesswoman, lived alone since the death of her husband and that there were indications that she might have been strangled.
It is also believed that she was murdered by someone known to her, as there were no signs of forced entry into her home, which was in a complex.
Redelinghuys was until 2012 the owner of the Woolworths franchise in the town.
The police requested that anyone with information that can assist with the arrest of the perpetrator to contact Constable Vanessa van der Westhuisen on 082 495 4615/ 054 337 3400.