Hunt for suspects in Chilean tourist murder

Hunt for suspects in Chilean tourist murder

The killers of Chilean national, Slavko Yaksic remain on the run. This as police say DNA test results confirm the body found in Ladysmith, in northern KwaZulu-Natal last month is that of the 29-year-old computer engineer.

Missing Chilean tourist, Paul Quiroz

Yaksic was reported missing after he failed to check in for his flight back home in early October.

The tourist's family members launched a search for him, which led them to the mortuary where the body of a man carrying a Chilean passport was taken. 

ALSO READ: Police: DNA confirms death of missing Chilean backpacker

"It can be confirmed now that the body that was found with stab wounds at Ladysmith is the one of a male backpacker who was reported missing by Dundee police. It was confirmed that the body was found with stab wounds," said the police's Thembeka Mbhele.

Mbhele says the cause of death is yet to be determined

Missed a Newswatch bulletin 2

Show's Stories