Do­mes­tic ac­cused of mur­der

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A WELL-known Kaka­mas res­i­dent was mur­dered yes­ter­day, al­legedly by his do­mes­tic worker.

The body of Jan Jo­hannes Petrus Hough, 64, was found in an open veld near Spieelkop, Kaka­mas, around 11am.

He was last seen around 7am yes­ter­day morn­ing when he went to Langver­wag, in Kaka­mas, to fetch his do­mes­tic worker, a male in his late 20s. Hough never re­turned home. The do­mes­tic worker was later seen driv­ing around in Hough’s ve­hi­cle.

When the worker was con­fronted, he aban­doned the ve­hi­cle and ran away.

It was then no­ticed that the sus­pect had red stains on his shirt that ap­peared to be blood and the in­ci­dent was re­ported to the po­lice.

The po­lice later also dis­cov­ered that the sus­pect al­legedly ad­mit­ted to some­one that he had just mur­dered a per­son.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and var­i­ous po­lice units then started search­ing for Hough.

Around 11am, his body was found in an open veld near Spieelkop, Kaka­mas.

“He was fully dressed and it was clear that he was al­ready dead. He was stabbed with a knife. At the same time that the body was dis­cov­ered, a sus­pect was ar­rested close to his home in Langver­wag, Kaka­mas,” po­lice spokesman, Cap­tain Fran­cois Steenkamp, said.

The sus­pect will ap­pear in the Mag­is­trate’s Court in Kaka­mas to­mor­row.

De­tec­tive Cap­tain Van Kraden­burg is the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cer in the case and any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent can con­tact him on 054 431 0863 or 076 021 5056.

Jan Jo­hannes Petrus Hough.

Pic­ture: SAPS

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