Crime confession found under carpet

2012-05-24 09:20

A Kenilworth homeowner installing new carpets found letters confessing to a crime hidden underneath an old carpet.

Eyewitness News reported that five men were subsequently arrested for a murder committed 13 years ago.

The Cape Town man, who was not identified, said: “We were so intrigued, standing there. We were sweating you know, and I said don’t drip sweat on the papers because you’re going to damage them.”

He told reporters it felt like he was in a movie.

The letter was left to someone with a note that said “by the time you read this I will probably be dead”.

All information was given to the police who spent weeks investigating the case, finally identifying a gang responsible for violent abductions.

They were believed to have murdered a woman and buried her body behind the house where the letter was found but then were forced to later move the body.

More arrests were expected.

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