SPECIAL REPORT | How fallen leaves led investigators into bedroom of 'killer caretaker'

12 November 2020 - 06:00

A seemingly innocuous pile of leaves lies alongside a woman's corpse, holding the key to solving the identity of the killer, exactly where she died and, ultimately, who she was.

This sounds like the stuff American prime-time crime shows are made of, but it is exactly what happened this year when crack police detectives used leaves to solve the murder of a Jane Doe who was found dumped in Sunnyside, Pretoria. Her body wrapped in a sheet and curtain...

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