Breakthrough in murdered girl case

2012-03-06 09:13

Cape Town - A woman and her boyfriend held for allegedly kidnapping her daughter Savannah Mersin in Steenberg, Cape Town, were released due to a lack of evidence, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Cape Times newspaper reported that Jessica Mersin and her lover were released on Sunday afternoon before their expected appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court the next day.

Warrant Officer November Filander said police had made a breakthrough in the case and released identikits of two new suspects.

He told the newspaper that an unidentified man and woman had enquired about a girl between the ages of 8 and 10 in Muizenberg at the time of the girl's disappearance.

"According to witnesses the female told them Savannah was her foster child," he said.

He confirmed the body buried at Muizenberg beach on Friday was that of the girl. The girl had been strangled with her school shirt and had a plastic bag over her head.

She was last seen leaving her school, Hillview Primary, a week ago.

  • Marion - 2012-03-06 09:42

    RIP little one. My blood runs cold. Shades of Gert van Rooyen and Joey Haarhof.

      Janice - 2012-03-06 09:44

      Why do this to an innocent little girl???? It goes beyond my imagination, they can only be satanists!!!!!!

      J-Man - 2012-03-06 10:05

      Yes Janice... they "must" be 'satanists'.. :\

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-03-06 10:47

      Janice, your commenting gets stupider by the day...

      Kelly Ann Boulter - 2012-03-06 12:10

      Poor baby! Children need to be loved and protected!! Why do this? So very sad!

  • JohhnyBGood - 2012-03-06 09:42

    Why hurt a child ? She had her whole life ahead. As a parent it shocks me to my very core. I wanna say hello To this little girl Little shining soul Did you ever imagined How this could be This flower means something to me

  • Shanelle - 2012-03-06 09:45

    Why oh why? This world can be so very cruel. RIP angel.

  • dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-03-06 10:01

    RIP young lady!! This just highlights my arguement once again as to why we need the death penalty back in South Africa.

  • Alvigo De Wee - 2012-03-06 10:13

    We live in a society with sick individuals!I doubt that their punishment will fit their heinous deed!

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-03-06 11:25

    A dog gets shot for biting a child but the people that murdered This little girl will get a prison sentence, with all the luxuries that the prison can give them food water T.V and work. They should also be shot like that dog.

      J-Man - 2012-03-06 11:50


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