Cops probe mysterious Kleinmond murder

2012-09-07 09:43
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Cape Town - Police in Kleinmond are stumped by the mysterious murder of a guesthouse owner in the small coastal holiday town.

The body of Christa Ross, 59, was found a week ago in a bath that had contained boiling hot water, Die Burger reported.

Ross owned the Rossta Guesthouse in Heuningkloof and was presumably strangled early on Friday morning in her bedroom at the guesthouse. One of her neck vertebrae was broken.

There were two guests in rooms right next door.

Ross’s engagement ring, her BlackBerry cellphone and a white sheet were missing. 

Police said the killer was clever but had made mistakes and they were following up leads.

Ross’s husband of 37 years, Rossie, 61, had left the house in the morning to catch a flight to Johannesburg.

“I am of course now suspect number one because I was the last person to see her alive but it’s just procedure,” he said, clearly upset.

“Who would do something so cruel to a lovely, kind person? She never harmed anyone?”

Ross had two children and two grandchildren.
 
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