New details emerge on Kraaifontein murders

So far only four of the six victims have been identified by their families and detectives.

Police say they'd like to appeal to members of the public to come forward with information. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer says four of the six men whose bodies were found in Kraaifontein yesterday have been identified.

A passerby alerted police after discovering the men's bodies just off Lucullus Street yesterday.

The men are between the ages of 18 and 36.

Their hands and feet were bound and they were allegedly stoned and stabbed to death.

Lamoer says so far only four of the victims have been identified by their families and detectives.

The remaining two victims are expected to be identified later today.

Lamoer says all the men lived in nearby Wallacedene area.

A reward of R250,000 has been offered to people coming forward with any information that might lead to an arrest.

At the same time, a Kraaifontein resident says a house break-in took place just hours before six men were found murdered.

Kraaifontein farmer Gerhard Paulse says while he's not sure of the motive behind the attack, he can confirm a housebreaking took place further down the street just hours before the bodies were found.

"A person feels shocked when things like this happen so close to you."

He adds this is a relatively quiet area and what took place yesterday is a rare occurrence.

Earlier today Lamoer said he couldn't speculate on whether the attack was linked to vigilantism.