THREATENING text messages from an unnamed male person was discovered on the phone of the 29-year-old Elna-Marie Abbott has added to the mystery surrounding her horrific death.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that that Abbott, whose decapitated body was found earlier this morning and whose gruesome death is currently the centre of a frantic murder inquiry, yesterday left the keys to her silver VW Golf at the reception of the Merensky Towers in Ausspannplatz.
Speaking to Informanté, the distraught receptionist that works at the Merensky Towers stated that Abbott arrived at the building on Thursday afternoon at about 17:00 and parked her vehicle.
She allegedly left a note with a number at the reception, stating that they should keep her car keys for her, and that a man from South Africa would come to collect the vehicle today, at around 10:00.
“She parked her car, walked to the reception area and gave me her car keys. I thought she would book in with us, as it’s a Bed and Breakfast, however, she stated that we should keep the car keys until 10:00 and that we should not call anyone until that time as a gentleman would be arriving from Cape Town to pick it up,” the receptionist said.
At the underground parking, detectives rifled through the inside of Abbott’s car.
Her belongings were discovered inside, which included her cellular phone and three bags containing several of her personal items, like a pair of pajamas, other clothing items, books and cosmetics.
Speaking to distraught family members who arrived on the scene, investigators initially speculated that Abbott may have killed herself. It was a suggestion that her loved ones refused to accept.
Relatives who spoke to Informanté said that while they too initially thought it was a suicide after news reached them that her decapitated head was found under a train, text messages have emerged that Abbott was being threatened by a man she was in contact with.
“There is no way she would have killed herself in such a manner. Simply no way,” said a distraught family member.