Karen Turner’s body to be returned to KwaZulu-Natal after chalet stabbing

Matthew and Kari Turner were at the Hluleka Nature Reserve for a few days when Kari was killed and Matthew injured on Monday night.
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The body of holidaymaker Karen Turner, 31, who was murdered at Hluleka Game Reserve, about 50 kilometres from Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape, will be moved from Mthatha to KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Capt Dineo Koena said investigations were continuing.

”There is no arrest at this stage,” said Koena.

Turner’s brother, Ian Crouch, told DispatchLIVE: ”We will remove the body and the funeral parlour will take her to KZN.”

Karen and her husband, Matthew Turner, 33, were attacked in their chalet in the reservein the early hours of Tuesday. Matthew was badly injured.

He is in ICU at Life St Mary’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, after being transferred from the Eastern Cape.

Eastern Cape police senior provincial management, including crime detection provincial head Maj-Gen Zithulele Dladla and provincial head of organised crime Brig Duduzile Ngculu, spent six hours at the crime scene, combing the area and taking statements from workers.

Sniffer dogs worked the area from the chalet into the surrounding reserve.




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