Emotional aunt of slain UWC student Jesse Hess calls for help to solve murder
Family members of slain student Jesse Hess have to relive their agony when they bury her grandfather Chris Lategan this coming weekend.
The bodies of 19-year-old Jesse Hesse and 85-year-old Chris Hesse were discovered in their Parow flat over a week ago.
The elderly man was reportedly found tied up in the toilet and Jesse was found on a bed.
Refilwe Moloto speaks to Jesse's aunt Sandy Hess about how the family is coping and if the police have any leads yet.
What we do know is that no arrests have been made and no one has come forward yet. They found fingerprints so obviously they are still searching for them.Sandy Hess, Jesse's aunt
We are still trying to figure out who? Why? How? Because we are not the people that have enemies. We mind our business and our doors are open to everybody. That is what is bugging the family so much, we are trying to figure out who would want to do something like that.Sandy Hess, Jesse's aunt
Hess hopes someone living in their apartment complex witnessed something.
There are like ten flats and we were at the bottom, they took the TV and it was 55 inch. Someone must have seen something. I'm just asking that whoever saw something, please call the police and say 'I saw this'. At the moment nobody is saying anything.Sandy Hess, Jesse's aunt
Hess says Chris was a loving man and his death is a huge blow to the family.
He was the type of person who would wake up in the morning and make you breakfast and tea. He was the sweetest man on earth and we called him the gentle giant because he was very tall. If you don't call he would call constantly and ask if you are okay.Sandy Hess, Jesse's aunt
My mom and my sister are still shattered.Sandy Hess, Jesse's aunt
Listen to the full interview below...
The Mother City's unique sightseeing experience has officially resumed.Read More
WhatsApp has launched a new feature that gives users the ability to cross-check those "viral" messages forwarded on the chat platform.Read More
Donors have helped raise more than R65,000 towards supporting the family of Braden Cannoo as they prepare for his funeral.Read More
Several colourful bathing boxes were destroyed in a fire at St James beach, along the False Bay coast.Read More
Premier Alan Winde says he's pushing for the alcohol ban to be lifted in the province.Read More
Judgment has been reserved in the lastest major court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products.Read More
Premier Alan Winde has been locked in a meeting with his provincial Cabinet discussing a differentiated approach to the alcohol ban in the province.Read More
"The case is complicated," says Brigadier Mathapelo Peters. "I think 'bizarre' is the appropriate description."Read More
"Covid-19 is going to be with us for years. On balance, it’s better for kids to be in school," says Prof Mignon McCulloch.Read More
Legal advisor Nicholas Hall argues that the controversial the Film and Publications Amendment Bill is highly problematic.Read More