Cops hunt 4th suspect in Gumtree murder

2012-09-03 10:10
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Cape Town - Three men will appear in court in connection with a man who was killed after going to meet apparent buyers of his BMW, it was reported on Monday.

The Cape Times reported that the men were accused of hijacking, kidnapping and killing Olwyn Cowley, 21, whom they contacted through classifieds website Gumtree.

Police are also looking for a fourth suspect, the report states.

Cowley's body was found at Monwabisi beach on Friday with two bullet wounds to the head. His silver BMW 325 TI was later found in Mitchells Plain.

Cowley's aunt Anita Hanekom told the newspaper her nephew first met with a possible buyer on Tuesday. They agreed to meet again when the man had money.

He then met the buyers around 17:30 on Thursday at a petrol station in Century City. His family tried phoning his cellphone after that but the calls were rejected.

The men will appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court later on Monday.

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