‘Blood sisters’: crime scene cleaning firm to fix Oscar’s house

2013-02-22 00:00

A COMPANY that specialises in cleaning crime scenes is set to be called in to make Oscar Pistorius’s house habitable again.

One such company is Crime Scene Cleanup, run by Roelien Schutte and her sister Eileen de Jager, known as the “blood sisters”.

Schutte said yesterday it is not the job for a non-specialist. Special chemicals are used to clean such a scene, removing blood and tissue and killing germs.

“We work discreetly and make sure the place is safe so people can move back in immediately,” she said.

Bloodstained items are burned by the cleaners.

Sometimes the team come across things the forensic team may have discussed.

“Blood, for example, could have congealed on something. Then we immediately stop work and call the forensic experts back,” said Schutte.

She said companies like theirs are usually called in by insurance companies, the police or private individuals.

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