Mom's murder: boy led cops to the scene

2012-04-24 00:00

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD child helped police solve his mother’s abduction and murder when he told them he saw her being stabbed, and led them to where her body had been dumped.

The former boyfriend of the dead woman, Shirene de Bruin, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with her murder.

Little Alex de Bruin allegedly told police he saw the crime, after his grandparents asked him: “Where is your mother?” and he told them: “My mother is dead”.

Police charged Victor Stone after they found blood on the front door of his house, in one of the rooms and on a mattress, a bloodied knife under his bed, and De Bruin’s body dumped about 500 metres away in the veld.

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