Breaking News: Close relative of murdered Heidedal woman arrested

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Susan Schoonwyk

The murder of forty eight year old Susan Schoonwyk from Bloemside in Heidedal, Bloemfontein sent shock waves through the community more than a week ago.

And today, exactly 13 days after the shocking murder, Bloemfontein Courant can reveal that  a close relative of the deceased has been arrested in the connection with her death. According to a police spokesperson the suspect was nabbed this afternoon. The identity of the suspect is known to Courant, but may not be published until the person appears in court.

Schoonwyk who was murdered in her home in the early hours of 23 January 2019 when she was stabbed to death with a knife during a “burglary” at her home.

Schoonwyk allegedly fought her attackers to protect her 24-year-old daughter and granddaughter, who was living with her in the house. Schoonwyk was laid to rest in Heidedal this past Saturday.

This is a developing story, more information to follow. – Pierce van Heerden
pierce@mahareng.co.za