National 29.7.2016 02:22 pm

‘Killers’ return to crime scene, get arrested

Police were busy at a murder scene when they saw two men, allegedly the killers, standing in the back of a crowd of onlookers.

Two men who were involved in a murder have been arrested after they returned to the crime scene at the corner of Ganesh and Pine roads in Clairwood, Chatsworth Rising Sun reports.

Prior to the arrests, Brighton Beach police received information that there was a man lying in a pool of blood on the road.

When warrant officers Marius Van Der Looy and Gerhard Grobler arrived at the scene, they found the lifeless body of the victim.

The officers began interviewing bystanders, and it was established that earlier in the evening, the deceased was in the presence of two other men arguing and one man had a knife in his possession.

The men’s names, descriptions and place of residence were provided to the officers.

The detectives proceeded to the informal settlement, but the men were not home.

Upon returning to the crime scene to wait for the mortuary van, the members had glanced over the crowd that was still present and noticed two men standing behind other onlookers.  Upon closer inspection, they noticed that the two men fitted the description given by a witness.

The officers approached the two men and found blood splatters on their clothing. The suspects were questioned and arrested on suspicion of murder.  Their clothing has been sent for DNA analysis.

The two men, aged 23 and 24, will be charged with murder and are expected to appear in the Durban Regional Court. They will be remanded into police custody for an identification parade to be held.

Brighton Beach police communications officer Captain Louise le Roux said: “We commend the detective pair as generally assailants do not return to a scene of crime and watch the police at work.”

Caxton News Service.



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