Probe into triple farm murder

2012-04-12 14:52

The post mortems on the members of a Griekwastad family who were murdered on their farm during the Easter weekend have been completed.

Deon Steenkamp (44), his wife, Christel (43), and their daughter Mathella (14), were shot on their farm Naauwhoek around 6.30pm on Good Friday.

The Steenkamp’s son, Don (15), heard shots fired while he was busy in an outside storeroom, police said.

The boy discovered the bodies in the living room and drove to the police station in town to report the incident.

Police said he handed two firearms over to them in town, which he had found at the scene.

The Northern Cape police’s Captain Cherelle Ehlers said today the post mortem reports were now part of the investigation into the incident.

A team of forensic investigators from Pretoria were also at the farm this week to do investigations.

A memorial service for the Steenkamp family was held in Griekwastad today.

Ehlers said police had not arrested anyone in connection with the matter.

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