Woman on crutches raped and killed

The naked body of a 50-year-old diabetic woman was found in the veld yesterday. She had been beaten and raped, Beeld newspaper reported yesterday.

The naked body of a 50-year-old diabetic woman was found in the veld yesterday. She had been beaten and raped, Beeld newspaper reported yesterday.

Lina Killian's body was found in long grass near a shopping centre in Duncanville, a suburb of Vereeniging in Gauteng, by a builder who had been putting the final touches to her garden flat.

Her daughter, Belinda Minnie, 25, said the builder became suspicious when he saw Killian's crutches on the road. He went to look for her.

Minnie was called to the scene and found her mother lying on her back. Her face and head were a "bloody pulp".

The newspaper said her legs and clothes were covered in blood.

It is believed that Killian was attacked on her way to the nearby shopping centre.

Neither her money nor her credit cards were stolen.- Sapa

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