Woman found dead after bogus police hijack elderly couple

MEYERTON - Police are investigating cases of hijacking and inquest after a 65-year-old woman, who was traveling with her husband when they were hijacked by bogus police officers, was found dead. The hi-jacking occurred on the R59 just outside of Meyerton on Tuesday evening. They were stopped by bogus police with blue lights, pointed with firearms and hijacked of their white Toyota Hilux Double Cab. Gauteng SAPS spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo says the suspects drove around with the victims then dropped them in the veld, telling them to run. It's not yet known how the husband and wife were separated. The police returned with the man to the scene and upon searching the whereabouts of the woman, she was found lying dead in an open veld. The couples’ son-in-law says they tracked the vehicle, as it went to Katlehong first before it went to the R550, Heidelberg Road. Masondo said details regarding what happened were still sketchy as the 68-year-old husband was still traumatized and not giving much information. The cause of the woman's death was not known because she did not have visible injuries, and as consequence police have opened an inquest case. Police are appealing to anyone with information about the suspects to call 011 903 8205 or contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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