Police on Monday confirmed the body of missing Nicola Pienaar had been found in Paarl, in the Western Cape, in the backyard of a 32-year-old suspect on Sunday night.
“The investigation team was led to the premises by the suspect, who pointed out a secluded area in the yard, where the body was found buried under rubble,” police spokesperson FC van Wyk said.
“The circumstances surrounding the matter are still under investigation.”
More than a week ago, police arrested Jacobus Oosthuizen, 32, in Port Elizabeth after he was found driving the car of Pienaar’s mother.
He appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates’ Court on Friday, where his case was transferred to the Paarl Magistrates’ court.
“The 32-year-old suspect will appear in the Paarl Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 2017-02-02 on charges of theft of motor vehicle, fraud and murder,” said Van Wyk.