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Silent vigil held for teen found murdered in Tokai Forest

The girl's body was discovered in Dennendal Road within two hours after she was reported missing.

Hundreds of people are at a silent vigil in Tokai Forest where 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger was murdered. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.
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CAPE TOWN - Hundreds of people are at a silent vigil in Tokai Forest where 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger was murdered.

The girl's body was discovered in Dennendal Road within two hours after she was reported missing yesterday afternoon.

She went missing after she broke away from her mother during a walk through the forest.

As hundreds of people silently make their way down a footpath in Tokai Forest, some wipe away tears and others cling to flowers.

Tokai resident Heather Solomon says her family has always enjoyed runs in the forest, but that has now changed.

Solomon says the whole community has been left shaken.

The mourners are placing flowers and messages of support on a fence that runs around the forest.

WATCH: Tokai murder: Teen's parents plead for help 

(Edited by Winnie Thelestane)

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