Private expert finds evidence in Tokai Forest police might have missed

2016-03-11 07:54
David Klatzow

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Cape Town – A private investigator says he has picked up evidence in Tokai Forest that police seem to have missed during initial investigations into Franziska Blöchliger's murder.

Dr David Klatzow, who has been hired by the 16-year-old’s family, said on Thursday evening he had already visited the crime scene.

He planned to look at the evidence he picked up and was in consultation with the state pathologist over the post-mortem.

“I am in the process of getting an urgent DNA sample so we can bypass the six-week waiting period.”

It was hoped that the post-mortem results would be available soon. He said earlier in the day that he was co-operating with police.

It was not yet clear what the evidence was as the investigation was yet to be finalised.

According to his CV, Klatzow has more than 28 years experience and has investigated over 2 000 cases ranging from criminal matters to civil disputes.

Possibility of more charges

The teenager’s body was found at the forest on Monday evening after she went missing earlier in the day while out with her mother and younger sister.

Her father, Florian Blöchliger, was forced to look at her body at the mortuary earlier in the week.

"I don’t wish any person in this entire life to see what I saw... They so brutally beat my daughter that somebody who did that needs to go behind bars," he recently told News24Live.

Her parents had previously been reported as saying she was raped.

Three men are set to appear on a murder charge in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. There was a possibility that more charges could be added, according to Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut.

A fourth person would appear at the same time and court for possession of suspected stolen property.

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