Police on hunt for suspect in Durban resort murder

2015-12-10 09:45

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Pietermaritzburg - Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly killed another man in a Durban hotel last week.

A statement from KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said last Thursday a man (28) was found dead in a room at a hotel on South Beach.

“During the initial investigation it was believed a 43-year-old man had booked into the hotel when the younger man was shot and killed,” Zwane said.

He said the man who was found dead was actually an acquaintance of the guest who had booked into the resort.

The resort was allegedly unaware that the victim, identified as Jan Craemer, was a guest of the alleged killer.

“It is alleged that the guest booked into the hotel for two nights. On November 30, he booked in and he went to his room alone. Later on the same day, he left the resort and returned to his room later with an acquaintance.

“At 7.30 pm the guest was seen leaving the resort alone and was never seen going back to his room. Craemer was not seen leaving the building.”

Zwane said a “Do not disturb” sign was put up on the door of the room.

On December 3, a resort employee allegedly became suspicious that the room remained locked.

“He opened the room and found the body of Craemer.

“Police were called and a murder case was opened as the body had gunshot wounds.

“Point police station with the assistance from the resort are working hard to trace the suspect,” said Zwane.

— Witness Reporter.

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