Cape Times

Man held for Lakeside murder

- Crime · Incidents

Po­lice ar­rested a murder sus­pect al­legedly in pos­ses­sion of a black VW Polo stolen af­ter the killing of Gavin Maritz, 57, who was house-sit­ting at his sis­ter’s Lakeside home.

His fam­ily found his body with stab wounds to his chest in the bed­room of the house on Mon­day. Maritz’s VW and two com­put­ers were stolen.

The sus­pect, 42, was ini­tially ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty, then the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was ex­tended to murder.

Po­lice spokesman Lieu­tenant-Colonel An­dre Traut said it ap­peared Maritz knew the sus­pect.

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