Cape Town - Police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old Plumstead man found bound and strangled in his flat.

Diep River police confirmed they had found the body of Graham Collop in his second-floor flat in Protea Place on Sunday night.

A notice issued by the local Neighbourhood Watch in the area said Collop’s relatives had contacted the police after they had been to Collop’s flat and found it had been ransacked.

Mystery surrounds Collop’s death as he was found bound and strangled, yet there was no forced entry to the security block in Culm Road.

The cause of death has not been confirmed.

Police were on the scene and interviewed witnesses, according the neighbourhood watch.

“Forensics were summoned to the scene to further assist the investigation,” it said.

Provincial police spokesman Warrant Officer November Filander confirmed that police forensic experts had been back at the flat yesterday.

Neighbours in the block of flats said they were shocked when they had heard news of Collop’s death.

One neighbour, identified only as David, said that at 10am yesterday he had received a call from a friend who does not live in the block, who told him about his neighbour’s death.

David had last spoken to Collop about three weeks ago when Collop had trouble starting his car.

He said Collop was a “champion cook” and who would occasionally sell them rusks and cakes.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact Detective W/O Steven Young on 021 710 7340.

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Cape Argus