Man arrested for murder of Constantia mom

2018-03-02 11:43
PHOTO: Facebook/ @Crime Intelligence & Community Awareness - South Africa

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Police have confirmed the body found in the boot of the burnt-out vehicle at Diep River railway station in Cape Town is that of missing Constantia resident Gill Packham.

Police said in a statement that the body was positively identified by use of DNA comparison.

A 57-year-old man from Constantia, was arrested for Gill’s murder.

The arrest took place late Thursday night. The suspect, who cannot be named at this stage, will appear at the Wynberg Regional Court on Monday where he’s expected to apply for bail.

Gill’s family have requested that their privacy be respected and a statement will be made by a family spokesperson in due course.

Last week, a friend of the family told YOU the Packhams were very upset and keeping to themselves.

 “They are all tight-lipped and do not want to say anything. I haven’t even seen them since it all happened.”

One of Gill’s daughters, Nicola, has also since removed the heartbreaking Facebook post in which she pleads with people to help look for her “precious mom”. 

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