Tokai forest murder: Police question 3 suspects
Franziska Blöchliger’s body was found earlier this week in Tokai forest.
CAPE TOWN - Three suspects have been detained for questioning in connection with the murder of a teenage girl in Cape Town.
Blöchliger's father, Florian, posted a message on his Facebook page after she went missing, pleading for information to help find his daughter.
Western Cape Police Spokesperson Andre Traut said, "Three suspects between the ages of 22 and 27 are being detained for questioning for the murder, which happened on Monday in Tokai. The circumstances surrounding the case are still under police investigation."
He says they haven't yet been charged.
She was walking with her mother when she decided to go off ahead of her.
She disappeared and police suspect that she was strangled.
Yesterday, Florian and Franziska's mother, Shireen, opened up to journalists as they recounted the events that led to the discovery of their daughter's body.
"I received an SMS to say that they had found her. I rushed to Tokai forest and the ambulance was in front of us. We assumed that everything was okay."
Her father was overcome with emotion as he spoke about her death.
"My daughter was ripped out of this [world] unexpectedly … There's no sense. Crime is coming closer and closer and I never expected it to rip right into his heart, so close."
Hundreds of people held a silent vigil for Franziska yesterday.