Man accused of killing mom, daughter, 2, drops bail bid

2017-07-17 17:49
Holding cells. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Holding cells. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A man who allegedly killed a young mother and her daughter abandoned his bail application in the Atlantis Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The case against Wilfred Oliphant, 35, who is accused of murdering Octavia Skippers, 23, and her 2-year-old daughter Cleo, was postponed until August 29 for further investigation, said Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.

READ: Man in court for allegedly killing Atlantis mother and daughter

Skippers and Cleo were found dead in the bush in a field between Protea Park and Witsand, near their home on Acacia Crescent, in June. Their heads were buried in the sand.

They were last seen on their way to a hairdresser.

News24 previously reported that the West Coast town 66km north of Cape Town was rocked by another double murder five years ago.

In April 2012, the decomposing bodies of Marshay Louw, 18, and her 1-year-old daughter were found in bush close to Extension 12, a few metres from their home.

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.