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Rodora family massacre: 4 killed

The search and rescue vans on scene to look for the missing bodies.
The search and rescue vans on scene to look for the missing bodies.

A family of four, including a 9-year-old child, was brutally murdered between Wednesday 9 and Thursday, 10 March on a Randfontein farm in Rodora, Doornfontein.

According to Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein Police spokesperson, the victims allegedly all sustained blunt force trauma.

Ernst explained further the deceased’s family members included a 73-year-old man who allegedly was visiting South Africa after his family immigrated to the United Kingdom years back.

The other victims were his son, 42, and the son’s 46-year-old fiancée as well as her 9-year-old daughter.

Ernst said a family friend allegedly discovered the elderly man’s body after being asked to check on him following a concern from overseas family when he didn’t answer his phone.

While police were conducting their investigation, they found his son’s fiancée in an incomplete building on the premises. They later also found the 9-year-old victim’s body in a shed.

The elderly man’s son was not immediately found and police searched through the night and early hours of the morning but still could not find him,” said Ernst.

He was missing as well as the family’s Mercedes SUV. Through the help of a local security company, the vehicle was located in Greenhills.

Later, an air search by the Air Wing unit flew above the farm when the elderly man’s son was found.

An Air Wing unit helicopter flying over the farm.

An Air Wing unit helicopter flying over the farm.

Ernst said he was found at approximately 3pm on Friday, 11 March in a grove on the property.

Randfontein station commander, Brigadier Mashole Jacob Manamela was on scene to convey his condolences to the family who had lost their dear loved ones.

Ernst added the Randfontein Police are investigating multiple murder cases.

She also calls on the community to provide any information they can regarding the murders.

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