Krugersdorp killing spree: Man arrested

2016-06-04 11:31


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A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a spate of recent murders in Krugersdorp, police confirmed on Saturday.

"There was an arrest on late Thursday evening," said Captain Appel Ernst.

Most recently, Hanle Lategan, 52, an estate agent for Remax, was found dead in the veld in Randfontein on Tuesday. She went missing on Monday when she was supposed to meet clients at a house in Krugersdorp.

Previously, the bodies of two insurance brokers, Anthony Scholefield, 64, and Kevin McAlpine, 29, were found in the boots of their cars in the same area on May 10 and 26.

All three victims had scheduled appointments with clients at 18:00. Police believed that "there is a connection" between three recent murders, said Ernest on Saturday.

The suspect was due to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's court on Monday.

Ernst said that investigations were continuing and that in terms of future possible arrests, "anything is possible".

Lategan was last seen at a Krugersdorp hospital, where she had parked her car and where two men driving a green Opel Corsa apparently approached her.

A colleague of Lategan's, Monica Coetzee, posted on the Facebook group 'eblockwatch' that they tried calling her many times when she missed her appointment, but her phone was off.

"We know that they tried to draw money from Hanle's card at the ATM at 18:37 and possibly swapped cars at the hospital. We are now on the lookout for a green Opel Corsa, two-door old model," Coetzee said.

Scholefield was found on Premier Street in Krugersdorp. McAlpine's body was found at the corner of Sivewright and Francis streets only a few blocks away.

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