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Blöchliger murder accused back in court next week

The 16-year-old was allegedly raped and murdered in Tokai Forest last week.

Westlake community members show their support for the Blöchliger family outside the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on 11 March 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Three men accused of raping and murdering 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger in Tokai Forest are expected back in court next week.

A fourth man faces a charge of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

They are all currently being held at the Wynberg Police Station.

Magistrate Hafiza Mohamed postponed the case yesterday to give the state time to verify bail information and allow for further investigation.

WATCH: Thousands gather to mourn Franziska Blöchliger

The four appeared in a courtroom packed with community members, family, and friends of the Blöchliger family.

Two of accused entered the courtroom smiling at members of the public gallery.

Three have been charged with murder, rape and robbery, while the other is only charged with robbery.

It emerged in court that forensic evidence at the crime scene could link three accused to the rape of the teenager.

Family and friends shook their heads and gasped aloud when they heard details of how the girl was beaten and strangled to death.

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

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