Three men to appear in court on Friday over Tokai killing

2016-03-10 09:02


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'There is nothing. She is gone' - Franziska's father speaks after seeing her body

2016-03-10 07:30

The bereft father of slain teenager Franziska Blöchliger describes his harrowing visit to the morgue days after she was brutally murdered.WATCH

Cape Town – Three men will appear in court on Friday in connection with teenager Franziska Blöchliger’s murder, Western Cape police confirmed.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said on Thursday morning they would appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.

The trio, aged 22 to 27, were arrested on Tuesday night and detained for questioning.

Her father Florian Blöchliger had initially said they would appear on Thursday morning.

Heartbroken, he described seeing his child’s body after visiting the mortuary on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old was murdered in Tokai Forest on Monday while out for a run with her mother, sister and their family dog.

Forensics expert David Klatzow has been roped into the investigation and the family was offering a R100 000 reward to find the perpetrators.

"The way my daughter looks, I am sure they did some horrible things with her. And for that, I am sure they are not the smartest so let's hope they catch them," her visibly heartbroken father said in an interview with News24Live on Thursday night.

The family was hoping to have a funeral on Friday night if the teen's body was released from the mortuary on time.

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