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    Default BREAKING NEWS: Blythedale search for paedophile Gert van Rooyen’s victims

    A SAPS forensic team began excavating a site on Blythedale Beach‚ 20 km north of Ballito, thought to be a burial site for girls kidnapped by paedophile Gert van Rooyen in the 1980s.

    Van Rooyen and his girlfriend Joey Haarhoff were accused of a spree of child kidnappings over 30 years ago.

    In 1979 he abducted two girls aged 10 and 13 and forced them to perform sexual acts but released the two a day later in Pretoria.

    He was arrested and convicted on charges of abduction‚ sexual assault and common assault of the girls. He served three years of a four year sentence.

    In 1990, Van Rooyen shot Haarhoff and committed suicide after another of their victims escaped in Pretoria.

    The bodies of his victims have never been found.

    This is the second time police have excavated in Blythedale, after they found out that Van Rooyen and Haarhof had spent a weekend there.

    In 2007 there was renewed interest after a set of adolescent bones was found on the beach near Umdloti, about 500m away from a holiday resort that Van Rooyen and Haarhoff were known to have visited.

    However DNA testing did not identify any of their victims.

    Today’s search is a result of a 15-month investigation by the SATV programme Fokus, led by executive producer Alet Wright, who said information about the search would be revealed in the Fokus broadcast on Sunday night.

    No evidence was found where the police were digging around a stormwater drain on the main beach today, but the search will continue tomorrow.
    http://northcoastcourier.co.za/86274...oyens-victims/
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    Red herring? Only time will tell.

    Most likely those poor girls have been smuggled out of the country and is now somewhere internationally. But that is speculation on my part.
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    Horrible story... weren't there also allegations of Satanism and occult involvement?
    Was that ever confirmed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solarion View Post
    Haven't we done this beach before?
    No.

    In 2007 there was renewed interest after a set of adolescent bones was found on the beach near Umdloti, about 500m away from a holiday resort that Van Rooyen and Haarhoff were known to have visited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarman View Post
    No.
    Thanks. Should have read the whole thing. I hope they find them and this thing can finally be put to rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLion View Post
    Horrible story... weren't there also allegations of Satanism and occult involvement?
    Was that ever confirmed?
    Didn't that claim come from his mental son, who changed his story a few times?
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    What's the death toll attributed to him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarman View Post
    No.
    They most definitely searched here before.

    This is the second time police have excavated in Blythedale, after they found out that Van Rooyen and Haarhof had spent a weekend there.
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    I do not understand why they are searching this area now, after so many years?? What changed? What new info is there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blunomore View Post
    I do not understand why they are searching this area now, after so many years?? What changed? What new info is there?
    This morning in a interview on RSG with the focus reporter they said they will reveal it all on Focus. I sure hope they find something.

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    Exclamation Why wait ?

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    WHY have to wait for "FOKUS"
    Spill the beans now already
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    Is this a case of the involvement of money again ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insint View Post
    This morning in a interview on RSG with the focus reporter they said they will reveal it all on Focus. I sure hope they find something.
    If they wait to "reveal it all" on a TV program, you know for sure it is some nonsense they drummed up for ratings, and not any real progress in the case.

    It reminds me of a number of new documentaries showed last year about the JonBenet Ramsey case - none of which made ANY difference in solving the case.
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    Default WATCH: Search for Gert van Rooyen’s victims continues

    A SAPS forensic team yesterday began excavating a site on Blythedale Beach thought to be a burial site for girls kidnapped by paedophile Gert van Rooyen in the 1980s.

    As day two of the excavation continues, Editor of The Courier, Bruce Stephenson, interviews Alet Wright, the executive producer of SATV programme, Fokus, who initiated the latest dig



    Van Rooyen and his girlfriend Joey Haarhoff were accused of a spree of child kidnappings over 30 years ago.

    In 1979 he abducted two girls aged 10 and 13 and forced them to perform sexual acts but released them a day later in Pretoria.

    He was arrested and convicted on charges of abduction‚ sexual assault and common assault of the girls. He served three years of a four year sentence.

    This is the second time police have excavated in Blythedale, after they found out that Van Rooyen and Haarhof had spent a weekend there.
    In 2007 there was renewed interest after a set of adolescent bones was found on the beach near Umdloti, about 500m away from a holiday resort that Van Rooyen and Haarhoff were known to have visited.

    However DNA testing did not identify any of their victims.

    In 1990, Van Rooyen shot Haarhoff and committed suicide after another of their victims escaped in Pretoria.

    The bodies of their victims were never found.

    Wright said full details about the search would be revealed in the Fokus broadcast on Sunday night.

    http://northcoastcourier.co.za/86342...ims-continues/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja'd View Post
    What's the death toll attributed to him?
    At least 6, to answer myself

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gert_van_Rooyen
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