Escape: murder suspect walks out of court

2010-10-15 00:00

ONE of the three men who allegedly murdered an elderly Hibberdene couple and shoved their half-naked bodies into a car boot in July has escaped.

Reuben Robbie Loggenberg (23) escaped from Hibberdene court on Tuesday while pretending to be someone else.

Said Lieutenant Colonel Zandra Wiid of the Port Shepstone police, “An investigation is being conducted as to how exactly he managed to escape, but it is suspected that he used a false name to go to court in the place of someone else.”

Police are searching for Loggenberg and have urged the public to contact them if they see him.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts should phone Detective Warrant Officer Herman Pienaar at Hibberdene SAPF at 039 699 9800 or Lieutenant Colonel Wiid at 082 826 8981.

Christopher James Early (70) and his wife, Jennifer Mary (64) were bludgeoned and shot respectively at their home.

Robbery is thought to be the motive for the killings.

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