Cape Town teen arrested for 'satanic' murder

2013-10-20 22:01

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Johannesburg - A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Ravensmead, Cape Town in connection to what could be a satanic murder, Western Cape police said on Sunday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said a beheaded body was discovered at a derelict primary school in Ravensmead on Thursday.

"This gruesome discovery was followed by a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the crime, which led detectives to an address in Connaught Road Ravensmead this afternoon [Saturday] where a search warrant was executed," he said.

"A search at the residence of the suspect led to the discovery of the head buried in the front garden last night... paraphernalia suggesting that satanism was a possible motive was found at the residence of the suspect."

The teenager was arrested on a charge of murder and was expected to appear in the Parow Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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