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Teen son of murdered Pampierstad couple arrested

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The couple’s bodies are believed to have been dragged by a vehicle for some distance before they were left in the veld.

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THE 17-YEAR-old son of the Pampierstad couple who were murdered and their bodies dumped in the veld was arrested and is expected to appear in the Pampierstad Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

His parent’s bodies were discovered in an open piece of veld on Thursday.

It is believed that their bodies were dragged by a vehicle for some distance before they were left in the veld.

There appeared to be no signs of a break-in at their house in Pampierstad, where the murders were reportedly committed.

When the house was inspected, blood stains were apparently visible on the freshly washed linen that was still wet.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi said that the bodies of the couple, aged 67 and 57 years, were discovered in the veld with open cut wounds and marks that suggested that they had been dragged by a vehicle to where they were found.

“A preliminary investigation led the police to the couple’s son, who was arrested on Friday,” said Mooi.

She stated that the motive for the murders was unknown at this stage.

“The suspect is expected to appear before court on Monday, August 31. The police investigation continues.”

Anyone who may have any information about this incident is requested to contact Lieutenant-Colonel Myburgh on 082 494 4584.

“All information will be treated as strictly confidential,” Mooi said.