Wellington Serial Killer: Another body was found next to the R45
The remains of the alleged Wellington serial killer’s third victim was found on a farm adjacent to the R45 outside Wellington on Thursday afternoon.
According to a source, shortly after Maria Isaac’s body was found last Wednesday the alleged serial killer, 46, said there were “still more bodies”. last Wednesday shortly after. Isaacs body was found in a shallow grave in the bushes near the R44.
Skeletal remains were also found, and those remains are thought to be those of Natalie Jonkers (35) from the farm Ongegund outside Wellington. Jonkers disappeared about six years ago without a trace, after she left with the alleged Wellington serial killer. He apparently arranged for Jonkers to meet with a loan shark who could help her to clear her debt. She was never seen by her family again.
Natalie’s husband Rubin Jonkers, nor her mother Klara Davids, were aware on Thursday that the remains found might be that of Natalie.
Jonkers said Thursday that despite the fact the alleged serial killer tried to light their house on fire after Natalie’s disappearance, police did not do anything to investigate her disappearance or the arson.
Natalie and Jonkers were barely married for two years when she disappeared. He said they just wanted closure and wanted to bury her in a proper way. They have three children together.
According to Jonkers, Natalie is in the morning of her disappearance to the town to meet with the alleged Wellington series killer there. He said she called him that evening to say he had to take the food in the fridge and warm it up for him and the children. She is on his way to the farm and will have a sandwich. After that, he never heard of her ever again.
The suspect was arrested by police at the home of Charles Africa, a friend of his, last Sunday.
Police spokesperson Sgt. Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed on Thursday that the remains of an unknown person were found on a farm outside of Wellington. She said the identity of the person whose remains were found is still unknown.
The alleged Wellington serial killer appeared in Wellington Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of assault with the purpose of seriously injuring and two charges of rape and a charge of murder.
The case against him was postponed until Friday 13 July. The murder charge relates to the death of Chantell Matthysen (24). Her body was discovered several meters from where Natalie’s body was buried, hidden under branches. The area is about 6.8 km from the alleged serial killer ‘s house in Saint Mark Street, Newton, Wellington.
Matthysen was strangled with shoelaces and probably the belt of a handbag. However, the exact cause of her death is not yet known.
Police found Matthysen’s identity document on the suspect when he was arrested. They also found her pink bag with her clothes and her children’s clothes apparently in it.
Police sources said further charges – those of the murder of Isaacs, the murder of Jonkers and possible rape charges – could still be added to the charge sheet.
He lured his victims under the pretext that he could arrange work for them to Wellington. Here he took them to his house in Saint Mark Street, Newton, Wellington, and repeatedly raped them in the darkness of the house before killing them.
The source said on Thursday that the police would now widen their search for more bodies on the farm Bakenhof. The allege serial killer’s father apparently lived there for years.