NATIONAL NEWS - No arrests have been made in connection with the murders of Johanco Fleischman (19) and his girlfriend, Jessica Kuhn (24), who was gunned down on the N12 Putfontein bridge on May 26, according to justice specialist private investigator in serious violent crime, Vince Harris.
Harris and a team of special investigators, working for Mike Bolhuis, who owns a private investigation business, previously told the media his team’s services were requested by Fleischman’s family to solve the case of double murder.
While Harris confirmed new information has surfaced in the investigation, the suspects, who are believed by Harris and his team to be illegal miners (Zama Zamas), are still at large.
“At this stage, we cannot put faces to the names with the information we have obtained,” he said.
“They (perpetrators) are in hiding but we are working on solving the case.”
Recap of the incident
Fleischman and Kuhn, along with two other passengers identified as workers, were en-route to Benoni from a pig farm in Kendal when the vehicle they were travelling in ran out of fuel.
The victims took the Putfontein bridge off-ramp to park the vehicle and requested help from an acquaintance over the phone.
While they were awaiting assistance, suspects, who it is believed were watching the victims, approached the vehicle and apparently called Fleischman a mlungu (white person) just before they opened fire.
Kuhn was shot fatally in the upper body and Fleischman was shot in the head and upper body.
Both the workers who were with the victims at the time of the shooting fled from the crime scene during the incident.
Harris also confirmed 14 9mm cartridges were found on the crime scene.