Re instate the death penalty...crime will reduce....correctional facilities are over crowded....once these creeps are in, a few years will pass and they will be released for good behavior etc...
Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal private investigator who, together with police, arrested a man accused of killing and burning the body of a 20-year-old woman, has described the suspect as "highly intelligent".
Brad Nathanson said he took on the much publicised case of Siam Lee, who was kidnapped and killed, on a pro bono basis.
"This was not about the money," he said.
Nathanson spoke to News24 on Thursday after a man accused of kidnapping and burning Lee's body was apprehended in Assagay on Wednesday.
He said the man appeared to be "highly intelligent".
"He is a biochemist, speaks beautiful English and hardly the kind of guy you picture committing a crime of this nature."
'Cocky and cheeky'
Nathanson said he would "never forget" the man's demeanour.
"He is the complete opposite of what one might imagine. If I lined up 100 guys and ranked who could have killed her, he would be 100. He is so unassuming. He lives right here amongst everybody. In a good suburb."
Nathanson said that the vehicle alleged to be used in Lee's kidnapping was found at the Assagay property in Hillcrest on Wednesday morning. The accused was arrested just hours later.
"We had information that he was on the M13, and waited at his home. When he came in, he was nabbed."
Nathanson said the man was "cocky and cheeky" during the arrest.
"He didn't want cuffs on him initially."
He said the car found would be taken for DNA analysis.
"It also appears that the car was dinged up. He could have been in an accident in it. It was taken to Pinetown police station."
Sources close to the investigation say the man is expected to appear in court on Friday.
Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane confirmed that one arrest had been made. Lee's burnt body was found on a farm in New Hanover by a farmer just two days after her disappearance, although it was only identified by relatives five days later.
After her disappearance, police put out an identikit of the man who was said to be driving a Mercedes-Benz Vito.
This girl story cutted my heart deep i won't lie i just didnt expect her to be found dead, im just hoping the rumours and allegations made against the mother are not true
May this poor child's soul rest in eternal peace. You deserved so much more than the cross that was handed to you by those that were supposed to love and protect you
Why do people seem to feel the they have the right to judge other people. Are their lives “so perfect “? Keep your opinions to yourselves if you feel you have the right to judge! I honestly believe nobody has the right to judge until “YOU Have walked a mile in another man’s shoes”. We have no idea what their circumstances are 😡
Lots of people here "casting the first stone" - right now this lady is just a mother who is mourning the death of her daughter. Whatever the story here she is the one who has to live with it. Nobody knows the truth but the mother. xoxox
A private detective from Durban took the police to the suspect and the van.Interesting that no mention is made of it by SAPS or any acknowledgement made to him.Great work Brad Nathanson 👍
Always the Evil will be exposed no matter what & Hope the truth of this news doesnt go under Carpet like other crimes & SA got to hear the whole true Story, whose who in the Zoo, hmmm
Thank God that busted must rot in jail this is so heart breaking may Lord be with her family comfort them n giv them strength to face this evil creature in court ppl are so evil animals are way better than human beings
Correct me if I'm wrong, but how come the police released a photo of the guy they're looking for, without mentioning his name. Surely this kind of photo comes with a name
I hardly call that joining the dots. A person with a lip ring goes missing, and two days later a body with a lip ring is discovered nearby.
I had hopes that the girls story was gonna be a light one... but there is a lot that young girls can do with their lives than just being involved with all the evil work... I feel sorry for her because she was just a baby if her mother did everything in her power to protect her... I mean if there are drugs and money that’s “not yours” things can turn out really ugly... I was also exposed to all sort of things but I rebelled for the good reasons and made sure that I got away from each and every family member that wanted to use me... RIP Angel!
No she did not deserve to die and her killer/s MUST be brought to justice but I'm sure if this info was given to the police from the very beginning it could have helped in the investigation.
Nobody said that she deserved this because of what she did, not even this article. But the information could be important to the case and could very well be why she was murdered, as unfair, unjust and horrible as it may be. There are a lot of questionable characters in this line of work. Hopefully the killer/s will be caught soon.
Great journalism, Times Live. You guys are really rocking this "responsible reporting" thing. Because of course, Siam having anything to do with anything even remotely seedy somehow obliterates the tragedy of her death and... what? Implies that she somehow deserved it? Nice. Nice, guys. Real nice.