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Man wanted by Port Alfred police for killing girlfriend and attempting to kill his son

Oct 18, 2018
Man wanted by Port Alfred police for killing girlfriend and attempting to kill his son

Port Alfred detectives are seeking the assistance of the community in tracing a 45-year-old suspect, who is wanted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and the attempted murder of his nine-year-old son.

"A warrant of arrest has been issued for Eric Meyers alias 'Ntroko', who is being sought by the SAPS," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"On 7 October, the suspect stabbed his ex-girlfriend several times to the upper body.

"She died at the scene. The suspect also threatened to kill his young son of nine-year-old old and himself."

Eric Meyers should be considered dangerous

Capt Govender said that his son now lives with a relative, who was also injured during the traumatic ordeal.

"Several attempts by the SAPS to locate the suspect have been unsuccessful. Rumours in the community suggest that the suspect has committed suicide, however no such reports have been received by the authorities," she added.

"The identity of the suspect is not in dispute as he was identified by several eyewitnesses, who know him including close relatives.

"The suspect should be considered dangerous and possibly armed with knives," Captain Govender said.

"He is about 1,85m tall. He is fair in complexion and slender built."

She said that any person with information on this suspect to contact the Crime Stop number on 0860010111 or the investigating officer Constable John Groep on 078 705 9840.

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