27°C / 10°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 10°C

Murdered Tokai teen's phone has allegedly been found

Earlier, police confirmed three people were being questioned in connection with the murder.

About 3000 people attended a vigil for Franziska Blöchliger at Tokai Forest in Cape Town to pay their respects with notes and flowers. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN
Tokai forest murder,Tokai Forest,Franziska Blochliger
Local

CAPE TOWN - Eyewitness News has learnt police have apparently found the mobile phone of 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger, who was murdered in Tokai Forest.

Earlier today, police confirmed three people were being questioned in connection with the murder.

The Constantia Waldorf School's Thomas Knemeyer is close to the family.

“Police have found the phone and they are examining it, I suppose, for information or maybe finger prints. That is interesting in connection with the fact that three young men in their early 20s have been arrested. I don’t know this [for sure] but my guess is that one of the three had the phone.”

The three who were arrested are yet to be charged.

Police have emphasised they can’t divulge further details.

REWARD DOUBLED

The reward being offered for information that could help convict Franziska’s killer has been doubled.

The cause of death is still unknown but police suspect that she was strangled.

Knemeyer says the reward for information is now more enticing.

“They have doubled the reward from R50,000 to R100,000 and there have been two other people who have offered to contribute to this reward.”

The Blochliger family has also roped in forensic investigator David Klatzow.

WATCH: Thousands gather to mourn Franziska Blöchliger

SILENT VIGIL

Last night, hundreds of people held at a silent vigil in Tokai Forest in memory of Blöchliger.

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

As hundreds of people silently made their way down a footpath in Tokai Forest, some wiped away tears and others clinged to flowers.

Tokai resident Heather Solomon said her family had always enjoyed runs in the forest, but that had changed.

Solomon said the whole community was been left shaken.

The mourners are placed 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 Theletsane)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN reserves the right to close comments on selected content pages.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.