Pretoria hairdresser Alden Smith strangled in own Audi
28 December 2010 Leave a comment
Alden Smith, 37, owner Options Hair Design, Brooklyn Pretoria, strangled to death in his AudiA3 Dec252010 – his shoes were missing…
PRETORIA – Well-known Pretoria hairdressing-salon owner Alden Smith, 37, was strangled to death inside his Audi A3, found parked at the Superspar shop in Menlopark on Christmas Day. His shoes were missing.
Hilda Fourie of Beeld wrote that murdered hairdresser Alden Smith had spent Christmas day with his sister Mrs Onica Jakob, 45 and her husband Chris, 35, in Wonderboom. He left around 17:15 in his Audi, which according to police had been stolen a month earlier and recovered by the police. Brig André Wiese, the Brooklyn police station commander who heads the investigation said they don’t exactly know the circumstances of Smith’s death as yet. ‘One possibility being examined is that Smith was attacked and kidnapped at his house in Charles Street and then driven to the cash-withdrawal point in Menlopark”. He was seated on the passenger seat, strangled to death, when a police patrol found him. That same Christmas evening at around 22:30 the alarm had gone off at Smith’s hair salon next to his home and the security company had contacted his sister – who also works at her brother’s salon – because the company was unable to contact Mr Smith. Mr Jakob drove to the salon while Mrs Jakob kept trying from home to contact him on his cellphone. “What we didn’t know was that he was already dead by that time,’ she said. When Mr Jakob stood in front of the salon a police patrol showed up. “I told the police woman that my brother-in-law’s white Audi A3 was stolen and recovered a month ago. She told me that there was an Audi A3 parked at a crime scene and asked her to follow me,’ he said. Mr Jakob was asked to identify his brother’s body at the scene. His wife then joined him there and the couple sat next to Smith’s body until the coroner van showed up to fetch him. “I will never forget the way my brother looked in that car. His glasses were broken and his shoes were stolen from his feet. This destroys everyone’s life.” http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Haarkapper-se-lyk-in-kar-voor-winkel-gekry-20101227