Man held for Joburg lecturer's killing

2013-04-18 15:16
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Johannesburg - A man accused of killing University of Johannesburg lecturer Carl Mischke was arrested on Thursday, said Gauteng police.

The 29-year-old man was being held at the Norwood police station and would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court within 48-hours, said police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini.

"Police are looking for the second suspect, who might have been his accomplice," he said.

Mischke was stabbed to death at his home on Monday.

Dlamini said a domestic worker found Mischke's body in his bedroom.

"It is suspected that a sharp object was used to stab him. He was found lying on his bed in a pool of blood. His head was covered with a pillow. No murder weapon was found at the scene," said Dlamini.

Police believed his killers might have taken his vehicle and other valuable items.

The motive for the killing was not known.

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