Crime confession found under carpet

2012-05-24 10:06

Cape Town - A Kenilworth homeowner installing new carpets found letters confessing to a crime hidden underneath an old carpet.

Eyewitness News reported that five men were subsequently arrested for a murder committed 13 years ago.

The man, who was not identified, said: “We were so intrigued, standing there. We were sweating you know, and I said don’t drip sweat on the papers because you’re going to damage them.”

He told reporters it felt like he was in a movie.

The letter was left to someone with a note that said “by the time you read this I will probably be dead”.

All information was given to the police who spent weeks investigating the case, finally identifying a gang responsible for violent abductions.

They were believed to have murdered a woman and buried her body behind the house where the letter was found but then were forced to later move the body.

More arrests were expected.

  • John - 2012-05-24 10:11

    boy, what a story,

  • edwin.cloete - 2012-05-24 10:21


  • Philip - 2012-05-24 10:22

    Welcome America ... or is that CSI ... oh well.

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-05-24 10:26

    Sounds like a movie plot... Wow, just glad the woman's family will get closure

  • zaakiro - 2012-05-24 10:40

    WTF??? What was written in the letter? Cmon give us something....

  • Susan - 2012-05-24 10:49

    The saying goes, Ten days rough will get caught one day...

  • Dianne - 2012-05-24 10:55

    Your past always catches up with you in some way......even if only 13 years later!

  • Msika - 2012-05-24 11:03

    Wow!! This woman can finaly rest in peace and family can get closure.

  • Ryno - 2012-05-24 11:22

    i see a hollywood movie coming

  • Piet - 2012-05-24 11:27

    The truth will always come out.....

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-24 12:06

    I wonder what will be revealed when our government offices get the carpets replaced. Some carpets must be bulging by now.

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