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Suspect arrested after Willowvale woman fatally stabbed in her home

Oct 4, 2018
Suspect arrested after Willowvale woman fatally stabbed in her home

Willowvale police on Wednesday arrested a 33-year-old man for alleged murder of a 25-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that the deceased was at her home which is at Dumalisile Village, Willowvale, on Wednesday, at about 20:00," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect arrived and started to assault her. He then drew his knife and stabbed the woman on her upper body.

"The victim died at the scene."

He said that it is not clear at this point in time why the suspect accosted the woman.

Not clear if the victim was alone at the house

"When the case was reported to Willowvale Police, they acted swiftly by tracing the suspect and he was arrested."

Capt Manatha said that the identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all her family members are officially informed of her death.

"It is not clear if there were no other people in the house where the deceased was," he added.

"The suspect is expected to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Friday on a murder charge."

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