Grave Murder: The Story Behind The Brutal Welkom Killing

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Author: Jana van der Merwe
Publisher: Penguin (2015)
ISBN-10: 1770227767
ISBN-13: 9781770227767
Condition: Very Good. Light wear to cover edges and corners. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 244
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 0.2 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg


In April 2011, the sleepy gold-mining town of Welkom was deeply shocked when the dismembered, decapitated body of Michael van Eck was discovered buried in a shallow grave on the outskirts of the local cemetery. Was this a muti murder, the work of a deranged madman or part of a satanic ritual? For the investigators and psychologists involved, the mystery only deepened when a seemingly unlikely arrest was made: a soft-spoken girl next door and her intelligent, devoted fiance.

She is a petite, innocent-looking young woman with fantasies of skinning and flaying human skin. He is a diagnosed schizophrenic who fantasizes about committing cold-blooded murder. When they meet, they will plan and execute one of the most horrific crimes ever documented in this country.

Joining forces with some of the country's most specialized experts in the occult and psychopathy, Lieutenant Ogies Nel of the Welkom Detective Unit and her colleagues in the South African Police Service unravel one of the most brutal psychologically motivated murders ever committed in South Africa's crime history.



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