Burnt suitcase victim identified
Say it with a sting.....
August 08 2009 at 12:04PM
The torso found in a burning suitcase was identified as a teenager from Cape Town, top cop Piet Byleveld said on Saturday.
"She was a minor and that's why the case is so sensitive," he told Sapa.
The family were still grieving.
The 16-year-old girl was brutally murdered on July 4 and her torso was found in a burning suitcase in Sunnyside, Pretoria.
'I can't comment on that because it's too sensitive'
Her dismembered arms and legs were found a day later in a rubbish bin.
Police had been searching for the head and Byleveld was unable to say whether it had been found.
"I can't comment on that because it's too sensitive," he said.
He also did not comment on media speculation that the girl may have been caught up in a prostitution ring. Its been just over a month since the murder and Byleveld confirmed that no arrests had been made.
"I am following some leads."
In mid-July, three people were taken in for questioning but later released.
At the time, police said there was a possibility they might become state witnesses.
Byleveld was instrumental in solving the Sheldean Human and Leigh Matthews murder
cases. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
Piet Byleveld is known for not being very factual, at times!
Is he waiting for the dominoes to fall into place!
We would speculate that the girl was caught up in drugs (Sunnyside Pretoria) and her
merchant got pissed off when she could not deliver and killed her.
There are similar cases on record in Johannesburg. Check on Cheeky and Mark Francis!
It was probably a hit for being disrespectful.
Nigerians are known for selling children to other pimps!
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