Former stripper in court for Montecasino murder

2013-09-26 08:28

Further arrests were possible following the discovery of a man’s decomposing body in the boot of a car, Gauteng police have said.

“There is a possibility we may arrest further suspects,” said Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini.

He said he could not release any further information.

Former stripper Maruschka Robinson (24) was arrested earlier this week and appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the man’s murder.

Her next court appearance will be on October 2. She remained in police custody.

She was arrested after the decomposing body of a man was found in the boot of a car at Montecasino in Fourways, north of Johannesburg.

“It was found [on Sunday] around 1pm by security guards on patrol. They were drawn [to investigate] by the smell coming out of the car,” Dlamini said at the time.

Police were called and they opened the car’s boot, where the body was found.

A check on the car’s registration number showed that the car had not been reported stolen.

The Star newspaper reported today that the body was that of 36-year-old Dustan Blom.

Blom’s sister, Julie, told the daily he married Talita Blom three years ago.

Earlier this year, in March, she gave birth to their twins, Jarred and Megan. But five hours after giving birth, Talita died of an amniotic embolism which caused her heart and lungs to collapse.

“He was devastated. He was in a world of pain,” said Julie.

The twins were in the care of Talita’s family.

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