Port Elizabeth man arrested in connection with mystery murder at Pine Lodge Resort

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - OCTOBER 24, 2016

Port Elizabeth police on Monday said that they arrested a man in the city on Sunday afternoon following the discovery of a woman's body that was found dumped in bushes at the Pine Lodge Resort, off Marine Drive on Friday morning

“The suspect will appear before the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, facing charges of murder,” said police spokesperson, Captain Johann Rheeder.

It is alleged that a woman, whose identity is unknown, was found by Pine Lodge Resort staff dumped next to a fence close to the Cape Recife Nature Reserve entrance.

According to the police, CCTV footage from the Resort showed a man in blue overalls carrying the woman’s body out of the resort and walking to a section of the reserve, which forms part of the resort premises. The man then dumped the body under a tree near the Resort's tennis court area at about 4:10am on Friday.

Furthermore, police belive that the deceased woman was raped and strangled to death before her body was dumped.

A case of murder was opened and a team of detectives was assigned to investigate the murder.