Couple found shot dead in holiday flat

2012-01-18 20:01

Cape Town - A couple was found dead in a holiday apartment in George, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Captain Bernadine Steyn said the body of Annemarie van Loggenberg, 35, was found on a bed on Tuesday afternoon with a single gunshot wound to her head.

She said 39-year-old Willie Venter was found nearby, also with a single gunshot to the head.

A 9mm pistol with a silencer was found on the scene.

Police found their bodies after being notified of a hole in the window of the locked apartment in Campher's Drift.

"There are allegations that shots were heard on Monday afternoon," Steyn said.

"It is a possibility that the man may have shot the woman before turning the gun on himself. But we cannot speculate until the autopsy is conducted."

A murder and inquest docket were opened.

  • Mel - 2012-01-18 20:32

    She was probably on the verge of leaving him,but he managed to lure her with the pretence he was taking her away for a romantic holiday to try and patch things up between them..ext minute BOOM. Use your intuition ladies, men are the great pretenders.

      theO rAcLe - 2012-01-18 20:58

      @Mel You don't know the full story yet yap away at how bad men are, I bet you are a lonely spinster,,,,Sorry for you.

      Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-18 21:27

      @ Mel, don't associate your personal experiences with this incident, it would mar your thinking abilities.

      Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-18 21:27

      @ Mel, don't associate your personal experiences with this incident, it would mar your thinking abilities.

      Newsmonger - 2012-01-19 10:23

      should look into writing kiddies hell of an imagination you have there

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-01-18 20:54

    The guy planned it well and the woman didn't see it coming. Poor woman

  • Mel - 2012-01-18 21:07

    I bet its all the males giving the thumbsdown to my first post of this news item..How many of you are abusers hmmmm

      theO rAcLe - 2012-01-18 21:14

      Your first comment puts all men in the same boat, very shallow minded I would say, no wonder all the thumbs down.

      Billy - 2012-01-18 21:43

      @Mel - you got the thumbs down because of your rambling logic and conspiratorial mind. How the heck do you create a speculative scenario and then use it to attack men in general? For all we know, she might have shot shot him first and then killed herself.

      LouisC - 2012-01-19 08:10

      Mel - it seems you're experience with men is the problem. Please don't think all men are bad, 'cause we're not. In all your horrible experiences with men there's been one constant - you... So maybe it's your choices that needs to be looked at, not men in general. Sorry, I don't mean to get personel, but it really rubs me the wrong way if my gender is associated with abusers. It's the same as saying people of colour are criminals because of their race - that's just freak'n stupid.

      Shannon - 2012-01-19 09:54

      Mel, i would recommend seeing a therapist or attend codependancy support meetings. You cannot generalise purely due to a possible bad experience/s you may have had. This is a tragedy, whatever the outcome, so perhaps we rather wait for updated reports before we assume. Not attacking you, just making a suggestion.

  • Mel - 2012-01-18 21:22

    Its not shallow minded its reality..There are millions of closet abusers that don't make the headlines. I don't live in sa and I'm petrified to even holiday there which is a shame as I would love to see the wildlife (the only attraction There)Go the ALLBLACKS

      lgvanstaden - 2012-01-18 21:34

      Mel,I suggest you visit the country before you pass judgement.I don't live in SA either but I've just returned from a 28day holiday there.I had no problems whatsoever and I can guarantee you that SA has much more to offer than just wildlife.Ever heard of Table Mountain,Robben Island,The Big Hole in Kimberley,etc?Why even bother commenting if you've never been to the place.The media rarely report on feel good stories coz it doesnt sell newspapers or get online hits.As for abusers,it works both ways.

      David - 2012-01-18 21:46

      Mel, you make me think of a British journalist, a good couple of years ago, when questioned about a scathing attack on South Africa. He replied "I know everything thats going on there. I have spent weeks in Bulawayo"!

      Billy - 2012-01-18 21:50

      Mel - your mind is so shallow it couldn't even hold a thought. You'd be more likely to be killed out here by the wildlife you'd come to see than by one of these closet abusers you seem to fear so much.

      Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-18 21:50

      @ Mel, where are really from?

      Shannon - 2012-01-19 10:00

      Now with THIS comment Mel... I would suggest you rather stay in your safe little box that you hide in. SA doesn't really want to share our beauty with people who have nothing positive to say about her. Thank you @ Igvanstaden on your entire comment.

  • GrootWitHaai - 2012-01-18 21:37

    9 mil with silencer. Sounds like a Hollywood murder mystery.

      Lara - 2012-01-18 22:05

      Exactly. Sounds like a hit. Where would ordinary people even start looking for a silencer? This is not just fishy, it's a whale.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-18 21:59

    @ Mel, why are you so general? Do I have to think that everyone from your country thinks like you? No, you are just an attention seeking toy wh*re.

  • Trudy - 2012-01-18 22:00

    how can shots be heard with a silencer, and why does everyone asume the guy killed the girl, it could have been an external execution hit on both of them...

      Betweenuandme - 2012-01-18 22:34

      But why leave the gun behind if it was a hit???

  • Mel - 2012-01-18 22:20

    I'm from and live in NZ OK..Not seeking attention just giving my opinion, I thought anyone was free to comment.

      theO rAcLe - 2012-01-18 23:30

      Is there no news in NZ that you can comment on, or is it just too boring living there on your own..without a man that is.

      Shannon - 2012-01-19 10:07

      @theO rAcle... she clearly did not pick up the sarcasm if you read her response below. Don't encourage her, she has got what she wants by taking the attention away from a TRAGEDY onto herself. She is therapist fodder, selfish and self pitying.

  • Mel - 2012-01-18 23:52

    Not alot of news in NZ at the mo,half the country is still in holiday mode and kids don't go back to school until the end of January..My kids are 11 and 14 and are away camping with their dad who is also on holiday and he is in the armed services in NZ, so your right I probably am slightly board at present.. thanks for your thoughts tho :^)

      LouisC - 2012-01-19 10:23

      :) OK, that sort of sounds like an apology - so I'll just say apology accepted. I will tell you that there is an abuser that was honoured in NZ... Yes, I am talking about Bryce Lawrence... :P

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