They hurt her so bad – Franziska’s devastated dad

2016-03-09 18:00
Franziska Blöchliger (Supplied to Netwerk24)

Franziska Blöchliger (Supplied to Netwerk24)

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Cape Town – Two days after she was brutally murdered, Franziska Blöchliger's heartbroken father described seeing his child's broken body.

"I just got back from the mortuary. You wouldn't believe what I saw," Florian Blöchliger told News24 on Wednesday.

"They hurt her so bad."

Blöchliger, from Switzerland, said she was beaten so badly, it looked as if her eyes couldn't open.

Franziska, 16, was murdered on Monday afternoon while out for a run with her mother, sister and their family's dog.

Blöchliger pleaded with the media and residents in Cape Town to find those responsible for his daughter's killing, "because they cannot do this to another child".

Commenting on reports of calls from Franziska's iPhone to him, Blöchliger said he had heard the sound of a child or baby crying in the background, "as if its toy had been taken from it".  

He confirmed that the reward offered to find the perpetrators has been increased to R100 000 from R50 000.

Three people between the ages of 22 and 27 were arrested on Tuesday night and will be appearing in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Blöchliger said his wife was devastated and was on medication. The family were also receiving counselling through the police.

One ray of light for the family has been the support of locals in the Kirstenhof community.

Hundreds of people gathered for a silent vigil on Tuesday evening near the spot where the teenager was killed. Bouquets and messages of condolences and support were left for Franziska's loved ones.

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