News 18.11.2016 12:24 pm

Police await forensics to complete Moreleta hostage killing case

Police still do not have all the answers to the hostage drama in Moreleta Park. Photo: Gopolang Chawane

Police still do not have all the answers to the hostage drama in Moreleta Park. Photo: Gopolang Chawane

An autopsy will also confirm if Danie Small, the hostage taker, committed suicide.

Pretoria East police are waiting for the ballistic and forensic reports on the fatal hostage drama to conclude their investigation.

Four people died in the drama that dragged on for hours last month.

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“Investigations are ongoing,” said Lyttelton police spokesperson Captain Dave Miller, adding the report would bring clarity to the outstanding issues.

“The preliminary investigations were to identify if the firearms confiscated from the house were used in other crimes. The report will answer those specific questions.”

He said the autopsy would also confirm if Danie Small, the hostage taker, committed suicide.

Miller said he would not be able to say when the reports would be concluded until he had spoken to the investigating officer.

Small held five people hostage at his home at The Meadows estate in Moreleta Park.

Three of the hostages died, and Small was later found dead in the house.

Miller confirmed the three were caretaker Edward Gobey and residents Janie Earl and Hannes van der Zwaard.

“Our main focus is to provide an informed and detailed report once all information is gathered and put the case to rest.”

– Caxton News Service

 

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