Brother on island after sister’s mystery drowning

2015-01-08 00:00

THE brother of the South African woman who drowned in suspicious circumstances in a Mauritian swimming pool left for the island yesterday to find out what happened.

Shaun Palmarozza from Johannesburg told sister paper Beeld he will visit the morgue holding the bruised body of his sister, Lee-Ann (35) and will meet with the investigating officer about the case today.

Lee-Anne was visiting the millionair property owner Peter Roberts (40), at the Anahita resort on December 28 when she was found dead in the pool. Shaun said after two drownings in their family, his sister was petrified of water and did not like to swim.

Mauritian police said in a statement Roberts was arrested on Friday and is currently in the under police guard in the Brown Sequard psychiatric hospital in Mauritius “for his own safety”. He will be interviewed about the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death when he is released. Roberts told Mauritian media he left Lee-Anne in the pool to shower after they had met friends in a nearby pub on the evening of her death.

Later he could not find her, and only saw her body in the deep end of the pool at 11 pm. He informed her family five hours later.

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