Elderly man found dead, tied up in retirement village on birthday

Elderly man found dead, tied up in retirement village on birthday

The body of an elderly man was found at his cottage in the Summerstrand retirement village in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday – his 85th birthday.

John Berrington’s domestic worker found him tied up on his bed, Eastern Cape police said. His cottage had also been ransacked.

It appeared Berrington had been strangled and beaten to death.

“At around 08:30, the domestic worker was reporting for duty and when the victim did not open his door, she called the caretaker,” Warrant Officer Alwin Labans said on Friday.

No arrests had yet been made.

Source: News24

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