January 31, 2023



Uncle and nephew allegedly chopped each other to death in Three Friends Coomacka

The house where the alleged murder occured

Police are investigating the alleged double murder between an uncle and nephew that occurred during the wee hours of Saturday morning. Dead is Leonard Reece aged 58yrs of Three Friends Coomacka, and his nephew Ronald Wong
aged 36 years. Ronald is said to be of unsound mind.

Enquiries disclosed that Ronald, who was recently released from prison after being convicted of attempted murder, was living with his uncle Leonard. On Saturday morning, the Chairman of Three Friends, who lives two houses away from Leonard, heard screams from Leonard’s son. She told this media house that she raised an alarm, but by the time neighbours went out, the two victims were already dead.

Blood stains in the house where Leonard’s body was discovered

Leonard’s body was seen with several wounds covered in blood in the said building in a black boxer pants, while Ronald body was also found in a paddle boat in the river with several wounds laying face down.

The Chairman said she does not know who started the attack and who was trying to defend themselves. She said it seems as though Ronald tried to escape in the boat but subsequently collapsed there.

Investigation is ongoing