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Police makes breakthrough in brutal murder

Police makes breakthrough in brutal murder

Niël Terblanché


A RELENTLESS search by Namibia’s top detectives led to the arrest of two suspects in connection with the brutal murder and robbery of the 52-year-old Danielle Ferrari, a prominent Windhoek businessman, at the Avis Dam in mid-July this year.


The barbaric murder of Ferrari, who was hacked and stabbed to death with pangas and knives by two assailants on 14 July while he was out walking his dogs sent shockwaves through the entire Namibia.


The Khomas Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Shikongo confirmed the arrest and lauded the good investigative work done by the team of detectives to bring the suspects to justice.



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HAPPIER TIMES: The 52-year-old Danielle Ferrari who was brutally killed at the Avis Dam in Windhoek at the end of the second week of July this year. – Photo: File


According to the incident report provided by the Namibian Police at the time of the vicious attack, the two suspects managed to steal a mobile phone from Ferrari, who was left to die in the bushes along the waterline of the dam.


Two other people who attempted to intervene while the assailants hacked and stabbed Ferrari also sustained serious injuries and barely managed to escape with their lives.


The two secondary victims had to be transported to a hospital in Windhoek by ambulance for emergency medical treatment.


Ferrari’s lifeless body was found in his car where he usually parks at the dam when out walking his dogs.


A person close to the family said the deceased person’s sister made the gruesome discovery when she went looking for him after she became worried when calls to his mobile phone went unanswered.


The breakthrough for the team of detectives came late on Tuesday afternoon after months of relentless investigations.


“The arm of the law is long and therefore will always catch-up with offenders,” Commissioner Shikongo said.




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