Police offer a R100 00 reward for information on murder of pregnant woman at a popular game reserve

By Phila Audrey Tuba

It has been two years after the 33-year-old Karen Turner was murdered at a chalet in the Hluleka Nature Reserve on the Wild Coast. The police have offered a R100 000 reward for information that could lead to the case being solved.

The 33-year-old Karen, who was three months pregnant at the time was on a vacation with her husband Matthew and their two-year-old son at the Eastern Cape nature reserve which is about 30 kilometres south of Port St Johns in September 2019.Two intruders had entered the KwaZulu-Natal family’s chalet, Karen was stabbed to death by the intruders. Her husband sustained many stomach stab wounds and was rushed to hospital for surgery in Mthatha.

Matthew had friends staying in a chalet next door told family members after surgery that he had seen two intruders enter their room. The couple’s son who was with them in the chalet was physically unharmed.

“The investigating team has gathered evidence and taken statements from all witnesses as to the events that unfolded on the evening. However, efforts to trace the suspects have failed to produce any positive results, hence the cash reward is offered to any individual who can provide information that will lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the suspects”, said Police Spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

The police are still investigating a case of murder and attempted murder.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Ntsikelelo Sambudla on 082 ‪442 0615‬ or Crime Stop on ‪08600 10111‬.

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