FS police following up Riebeeckstad murder leads


The police in Welkom have been following up various leads that they have received from the community regarding the murder in Riebeeckstad.

Police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng says they haven’t made any arrests and are still requesting any information regarding Sophia Gehring, aged 72, who was found murdered in her house at 23 Flora Street on Tuesday night. Her hands were tied, she had a plastic bag over her head and she sustained injuries to her head and face. Gehring was apparently last seen alive on Friday.

Nobody has been arrested yet and anyone with information can contact the police at 057 391 6259 or 083 940 1743.