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True Crime South Africa

PODCAST | The mystery of the Piercey sisters – Coincidence or planned elimination?

01 December 2020 - 06:20 By Nicole Engelbrecht
The missing poster for Edna Elaine Piercey
The missing poster for Edna Elaine Piercey
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In October 2001, 16-year-old Edna Piercey set out to a friend’s house. She never made it there and disappeared without a trace.

While her desperate family searched for her, they had no idea something far worse was coming.

Lightning was about to strike twice. Not just in the same small town, but within the same family.

Nine months after Edna’s disappearance, her 15-year-old sister Blanche also vanished. Her broken body would be found five weeks later and, suddenly, the investigation had a completely new focus, much closer to home.

In Episode 44, True Crime South Africa explores this two decade-old mystery and asks whether these two events are a horrible coincidence or a targeted plan to eliminate two young girls.


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