Officials ‘baffled’ by Eerste River deaths

Western Cape Police officers were notified of the bodies by neighbours.

Police officers were notified of the dead bodies by neighbours. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are still baffled by the death of an Eerste River couple.

Kleinvlei officers discovered the body of a 50-year-old woman in a bathtub, while her husband was found hanging from the ceiling on Friday.

Officials responded to information they received from neighbours.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said the woman had been stabbed several times.

"The circumstances surrounding the deaths are still unknown at this stage. A murder and a suicide case have been opened for investigation."