Tokai forest murder accused back in court

2016-07-28 05:41
Tokai Forest (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Tokai Forest (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town - Four men accused of raping and murdering 16-year-old Franziska Blochliger in the Tokai forest earlier this year are scheduled to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

In May, Magistrate Hafiza Mohamed said the State had a weak case against Jerome Moses and Daniel Easter, who had made a formal bail application.

Moses was released on R2 000, and Easter on R1 000 bail. Mohamed ruled that the State's case was not sufficient to link the two to the crime.

Howard Oliver, whose DNA was found at the scene, and Jonathan Jonas, abandoned their bail applications.

The teenager was found dead in Tokai Forest on March 7. She had been strangled and raped. Her killers took her iPhone, watch, headset, and diamond ring.

She had arranged to meet her mother after going jogging in the popular recreational area by herself. When she did not arrive at the agreed meeting place, the family began to worry.

Read more on:    franziska blochliger  |  cape town  |  crime
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