'Killer hid confession letter under carpet'
Cops get a breakthrough in 13-year-old crime - report
Radio 702's Eyewitness News reports that five men have been arrested for a murder committed over 13 years ago.
Letters containing details and confessions of crimes were discovered beneath the carpet of a Kenilworth home.
The owner of the home where the letters were found was installing new carpets in the house to accommodate a tenant, when the discovery was made.
“We were so intrigued, standing there. We were sweating, you know, and I said don’t drip sweat on the papers because you’re going to damage them.”
He said it felt like he was starring in a movie.
“It said to the person he left this letter to, ‘by the time you read this I will probably be dead’.”
The new homeowner passed the information onto the police, who spent weeks piecing together the puzzle, tracing cold cases and finally pouncing on the suspects.
The arrests unearthed particulars of a gang responsible for numerous violent and daring abductions.
These crimes apparently at times also involved two brothers that served as policemen.
The gang is alleged to have killed a woman and buried her behind the house where the letters were found.
Later the gang was forced to break up the concrete grave to dump the victim’s body elsewhere.