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    South Africa - Martin, 55, Theresa, 54, Rudi van Breda, 22, murdered, 26 Jan 2015 #1

    Son held after Perth family slaughtered in South Africa axe attack



    Martin van Breda, 55, his wife Theresa, 54, and son Rudi, 22, were found dead at their home.

    Three members of a Perth family have reportedly been murdered with an axe at their luxury South African home.
    Daughter Marli, 16, is in a critical condition, while another son, Henri, 20, was slightly injured.
    South African media have reported the victims were killed with an axe, and son Henri is assisting police with inquiries.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...IUmxzzrrA1M.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimeSuspect View Post
    Son held after Perth family slaughtered in South Africa axe attack



    Martin van Breda, 55, his wife Theresa, 54, and son Rudi, 22, were found dead at their home.

    Three members of a Perth family have reportedly been murdered with an axe at their luxury South African home.
    Daughter Marli, 16, is in a critical condition, while another son, Henri, 20, was slightly injured.
    South African media have reported the victims were killed with an axe, and son Henri is assisting police with inquiries.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...IUmxzzrrA1M.99
    Anyone read any updates on this? I can't find anything online.

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    The son Henri was found sitting outside family home after the murders, he had a phone in his hands. The neighbor who found him called police. His sister is recovering from a wound to the jugular vein and head trauma, LE is not allowing family to visit her. The son Henri is staying with an uncle, the family lawyer says Henri will get all the "professional help needed".

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...awyer-20150129

    http://ewn.co.za/2015/01/29/Close-fa...arli-van-Breda

    South African newspaper Cape Argus reported there was no sign of a break-in at the home and that son Henri was found with scratches running down his arms.

    Police had taken him in for questioning as a witness, the report said. ( But now is with uncle according to latest)

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...-myst/2528123/

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    http://helderbergbasin.blogspot.com/...murder-in.html

    A little more detailed info about the family.
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    I don't understand. Henri is allowed to stay with an uncle? Does that mean he was not involved? Then where did the scartches come from and why wasnt he attacked with an axe too?
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    I just hope that this time, South African police have fully secured the crime scene and make sure it stays that way. I also hope young Marli recovers, so she can identify who did this.
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    Very, very wealthy family. But I don't think money will turn out to be the issue here, myself. Certainly not robbery or attempted kidnapping, anyhow. In my opinion.
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    I don't understand. Henri is allowed to stay with an uncle? Does that mean he was not involved? Then where did the scartches come from and why wasnt he attacked with an axe too?
    It is a very confusing report, there are no other suspects, no intruders.......... so that leaves one person and he accessed his fb page yesterday and staying with an Uncle, all very strange but so typical of SA, imo.

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    But the news stories are consistently saying no sign of break-in or security breach. To me, that reads the same as 'somebody inside the house prior to the doors being locked and the security being turned on for the night.' Was there anyone else in the house, spending the night?
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    The chairman of the estate's homeowners' association, Eben Potgieter, said the police had been given footage recorded at about the time of the crime. "The [footage covers] all entrances to and exits from the estate, and includes [entry] card systems and biometrics systems," Potgieter said.
    "We are sending out a memo to all homeowners about increasing alertness but we believe there was no security breach along the 8km of electric fence on the estate.

    "This was an isolated incident confined to the crime scene."

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/...s-murder-clues


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    Tributes pour in for axe murder victim

    Cape Town - As news of the brutal murder of the Van Breda family reached Australian shores, friends of 22-year-old Rudi van Breda posted tributes on his Facebook page, describing him as a “great guy who would be sorely missed”.

    On the day of the murders, association chairman Eben Potgieter said there had been signs of a break-in and it was “an isolated incident, confined to the scene of the crime”.
    A blood-spattered axe had been found inside the home.


    http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-cour...1#.VMyUf9KUefU

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Very, very wealthy family. But I don't think money will turn out to be the issue here, myself. Certainly not robbery or attempted kidnapping, anyhow. In my opinion.
    I think you're right Z.

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    ENCA aired an audio clip purported to be the phonecall Henri van Breda made to emergency services following the attack.
    The operator asks him what kind of injuries had been sustained.
    Van Breda replies: “My family and me were attacked by a guy with an axe”.
    Operator: “Unconscious, huh?”
    Van Breda: “And bleeding from the head”.

    http://citizen.co.za/318194/still-no...family-murder/

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    Still no arrests Stellenbosch family murder

    http://www.enca.com/south-africa/ste...y-was-attacked

    Part of recording to emergency at link.


    Very weird reaction from Henri van Breda when asked about bleeding from the head by the operator, he answers, 'And bleeding from the head', and laughs. :/

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    No matter who is ultimately found to be the culprit, shock does weird things to people.
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