What was once speculation has now been confirmed as fact. There is a fourth suspect in the Meghan Cremer murder case whose identity can only be revealed once he is formally charged.
Meghan Cremer went missing from her home on Vaderlandsche Rietvlei stables on August 3 and her dead body was found days later in a sand mine in Philippi.
The three suspects from Lotus River and Egoli informal settlement – Jeremy Sias, 27, Charles Daniels, 39, and Shiraaz Jaftha, 34 – were later arrested and appeared briefly in court on 8 August.
According to the Weekend Argus, the fourth suspect’s identity is widely known in Western Cape law enforcement circles and has been shared on social media sites and WhatsApp.
The suspect is from Egoli informal settlement, close to the farm where Cremer lived, and is alleged to be a senior Six Bobs gang member with links to at least two of the three suspects arrested so far.
He is also alleged to run a Philippi car chop shop that is still operating.
According to Philippi community members who spoke to the Weekend Argus, “He’s not hiding. He’s lying low but he’s still around in Egoli where he is well known.”
The existence of a fourth suspect in the Meghan Cremer murder case came to light after a man was captured on CCTV withdrawing from an FNB ATM in Lake Road in Philippi using Cremer’s card.
According to a Cape Town ECT report, Meghan’s account was also used at Ottery Pick n Pay and Pelican Park Shoprite.
Asked why the fourth suspect had not been arrested, SAPS spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said: “The case is still under investigation and all avenues are being looked into with no further arrests so far.”
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