Woman found dead in cup­board

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PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a for­mer Pi­eter­mar­itzburg woman af­ter her body was found in a cup­board in her Sand­ton apart­ment.

Lerusha Naidoo’s death comes shortly af­ter her fa­ther, prom­i­nent busi­ness­man Mor­gan Naidoo, was found mur­dered last year.

Mor­gan, a phar­macy owner, was found dead on the N3. His 27-yearold daugh­ter, liv­ing in Sand­ton, Jo­han­nes­burg, was found dead on Sun­day.

Lerusha, an hon­ours grad­u­ate, had been work­ing as a con­sul­tant for IQ Busi­ness in Sand­ton. Her body was found in her flat on Sun­day morn­ing when her friend raised the alarm af­ter fail­ing to get hold of her.

Her body was found hang­ing in a cloth­ing cup­board.

Po­lice are ques­tion­ing two peo­ple and are await­ing the out­come of a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to sources close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in Jo­han­nes­burg, Lerusha had en­ter­tained guests at her apart­ment on Satur­day night and had last spo­ken to her fam­ily in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg at about 10pm. She had spent the pre­vi­ous two week­ends with them in KwaZu­luNatal.

It is be­lieved a friend tried con­tact­ing her on Sun­day and then went to the flat to look for Lerusha af­ter re­peated calls went unan­swered. Upon ar­riv­ing at the flat, the friend found that Lerusha’s car was in its park­ing bay, but there was no an­swer when the friend knocked at her door and called out for her. The door was even­tu­ally forced open and Lerusha’s body was dis­cov­ered. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing. Last year, af­ter he had been miss­ing for four days, her fa­ther was found at the bridge at the Lyn­n­field Park N3 on-ramp. He had been blind­folded with his hands tied be­hind his back and he had sus­tained three gun­shot wounds.

Mor­gan, who lived in Hay­fields, hailed from a prom­i­nent busi­ness fam­ily and was him­self a suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man with var­i­ous re­tail in­ter­ests in the Mid­lands.

He was the for­mer owner of the Alexan­dra Road Su­perette and also owned sev­eral phar­ma­cies, in­clud­ing one in Cam­per­down and another in Rich­mond.

His mur­der re­mains un­solved.

Lerusha Naidoo was found dead in her Sand­ton apart­ment on Sun­day.

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