Cops probe mysterious Kleinmond murder

2012-09-07 09:43

Cape Town - Police in Kleinmond are stumped by the mysterious murder of a guesthouse owner in the small coastal holiday town.

The body of Christa Ross, 59, was found a week ago in a bath that had contained boiling hot water, Die Burger reported.

Ross owned the Rossta Guesthouse in Heuningkloof and was presumably strangled early on Friday morning in her bedroom at the guesthouse. One of her neck vertebrae was broken.

There were two guests in rooms right next door.

Ross’s engagement ring, her BlackBerry cellphone and a white sheet were missing. 

Police said the killer was clever but had made mistakes and they were following up leads.

Ross’s husband of 37 years, Rossie, 61, had left the house in the morning to catch a flight to Johannesburg.

“I am of course now suspect number one because I was the last person to see her alive but it’s just procedure,” he said, clearly upset.

“Who would do something so cruel to a lovely, kind person? She never harmed anyone?”

Ross had two children and two grandchildren.

  • nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-09-07 09:46

    Once again, we're dealing with one sick son of a bitch!

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-07 10:14

      This country!!!!!?????

      mart.botha - 2012-09-07 15:51

      Yip.... and it is my opinion that the only way to cure this sickness is he the murderer must be put to death. The longer we pretend that 'everyone' has a right to life no matter how dysfunctional, anti-social or downright dangerous they are, the longer this k*k type story will carry on. We are not all equal....get over it. It is illogical to nurture someone or something that is a threat and has proven so by their actions. Natural selection dictates that these mutants must be destroyed so normal people have a better chance to survive.

      Spittalsue - 2012-10-28 13:26

      There has to be a motive for a murder this vicious!! a R3million Guest House; maybe a life policy; maybe another man or woman; the possibilities are endless; I didn't see any mention of anything being stolen and I do sincerely hope the SAP will bring in the right experts in order to test the rooms for DNA and also look at the airport cameras very carefully!!

  • lostwithinsanity - 2012-09-07 09:56

    Someone call in Dexter Morgan to the scene!!

  • maree.cassie - 2012-09-07 10:08

    Even a small town like kleinmond isn't even safe anymore!

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-07 10:27

    Body in warm water, to fool the time of death? It sounds like it could be the husband after all?

      Spittalsue - 2012-10-28 13:22

      I guess the sheet, the nails and the cell phone could be in a bin in Jo'burg and may never be found!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-07 10:40

    Just another day in South Africa.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-07 10:45

      In "Paradice'!!!

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 10:44

    You know you are living in South Africa, when you read a story like this and think: Just another day in SA, Its become the norm to read of murders, hijackings, robberies and rape day in and day out. Its shocking - its time this good for nothing government of ours catches a wake up & bring back the death penalty instead of hugging the "poor" criminal.

      allhaleto.theale - 2012-09-07 11:49

      And most of it is not even reported. Imagine if all crime events just for one day in the year were listed for all to see. We need a referendum on bringing the death penalty back.

      Spittalsue - 2012-10-28 13:17

      Here, Here, Shelley I couldn't agree more....

  • punkdrachel - 2012-09-07 10:58

    Did anyone else notice the guys name is Rossi Ross?

      klipkop.degroote - 2012-09-07 11:32

      Nope his name is Rossie.

      helene.cillie - 2012-09-08 07:58

      are you saying something......?its like blackie swart, pine pienaar, your surname becomes part or fully your name?.. ?.........? this really a comment? you made?

  • dawiefourie082 - 2012-09-07 11:11

    Orwellian_Angst...You disrespect fktup idiot...He's name is Abraham ..everybody that knows him called him Rossie. We have known them for years and think you need to show some decency and respect as it is a sad time for him and he's family they are burying a mother, a partner and friend today!!

      mieke.ross - 2012-09-08 21:41

      Dankie Dawie... Mieke en Ian

      Spittalsue - 2012-10-28 13:21

      Dawie, I hope you don't have to take your words back sometime down the line, the truth will always out!!!!!

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-09-07 11:12

    Killing has become so commonplace...two nights ago, the Botha family from Muldersdrift arrived home and were surprised by burglars. Dad was shot, Alyssa Botha aged 13 was shot and died in hospital that night, her sister was also shot in the leg. And what did they steal? a few cell phones...Hang the Bastards

  • dawiefourie082 - 2012-09-07 11:13

    deon.louw.750 I dont think her husband would do such thing as they where happily married...We are very good friends with them...

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-07 15:55

      Let us hope I am wrong.

  • helene.cillie - 2012-09-08 07:57

    the second attack on a guesthouse in this part of the country the other case the demon was shot. what a pity this one got lucky....

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