One woman has died and another has been found bound and gagged in what the surviving victim described as a “home invasion” in Adelaide’s north-east, police say.
Upon arrival, officers found one woman with minor injuries “bound and gagged” outside the home, and another woman dead inside.
Three children were inside the house, but were uninjured, he said.
Superintendent Buckley said the occupants of the home were a married couple, and that the dead woman was the mother of the husband.
He did not comment on how the woman died, or whether the children had witnessed the crime.
“Suffice to say the children were inside the house at the time of the incident,” he said.
“The woman is alleging that there was a home invasion with two Caucasian males that left the scene in a white tradie-type four-wheel drive vehicle.”
Superintendent Buckley said the husband was not at home during the incident and was later contacted and found by police at his workplace.
He would not comment on whether the intruders were known to the occupants, but said the household was not known to police.
“The parties involved are very shocked and traumatised, as you can appreciate,” he said.
One of the offenders was described as being about 172cm tall, with blond curly hair and was wearing a white T-shift.
The second man was wearing dark clothing and a hooded shirt. Police are also looking for a white Holden ute.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
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