Man accused of killing mom, daughter, 2, drops bail bid

2017-07-17 17:49
Holding cells. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Holding cells. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - A man who allegedly killed a young mother and her daughter abandoned his bail application in the Atlantis Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The case against Wilfred Oliphant, 35, who is accused of murdering Octavia Skippers, 23, and her 2-year-old daughter Cleo, was postponed until August 29 for further investigation, said Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.

READ: Man in court for allegedly killing Atlantis mother and daughter

Skippers and Cleo were found dead in the bush in a field between Protea Park and Witsand, near their home on Acacia Crescent, in June. Their heads were buried in the sand.

They were last seen on their way to a hairdresser.

News24 previously reported that the West Coast town 66km north of Cape Town was rocked by another double murder five years ago.

In April 2012, the decomposing bodies of Marshay Louw, 18, and her 1-year-old daughter were found in bush close to Extension 12, a few metres from their home.

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