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Franziska Blöchliger’s rape, murder an ‘isolated incident’

The Kirstenhof Police Station commander says crime in Tokai & surrounding areas is under control.

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
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CAPE TOWN - Kirstenhof Police Station commander has described the rape and murder of 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger as an isolated incident.

June Cilliers insists crime in the Tokai, Westlake and surrounding areas is under control.

WATCH:Thousands gather to mourn Franziska Blöchliger 

Cilliers joined protesters who gathered at the Wynberg Magistrates Court last week, where four men implicated in Blöchliger’s death made their second appearance.

The accused were arrested nearly two weeks ago, just days after the teenager's body was found in Tokai forest.

Cilliers adds police in the area are going beyond the call of duty to ensure safety in these areas.

“On the day of the murder, our crime prevention team was working in the forest’s braai area. There is policing and that area is very busy, especially after 3pm when people start walking their dogs and go running. That is an isolated incident and it’s sad that a young life has been taken.”

The four accused will be back in court in April.

Meanwhile, Blöchliger's father announced they're leaving the country for a while to find "inner peace".

Florian bid farewell to his family and friends on his Facebook page.

The grieving father thanked those who have supported the family throughout their ordeal.

Dear friends, family and all those who supported us in the last week.We want to say thank you very much for sharing in...

Posted by Andreas Florian Blochliger on Friday, 18 March 2016
It’s unclear at this stage how long the family will be staying overseas.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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