2 whites in court for cruel Linden murder
17 February 2011 2 Comments
Two white men expected in court for gruesome murder of Linden B&B owner Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65 – after police shootout during their arrest in Three Rivers…
LINDEN, Johannesburg. It’s so unusual for whites to be arrested for extremely violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and murder, that crime-fighting group Eblock-watch announced it with a special email to all its members today. Two white men were arrested in Three Rivers after a shootout with Linden police detectives who were seeking them for the extremely violent and gruesome kidnapping and murder of Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65, a Linden bed-and-breakfast owner and retired teacher.
Her bloodied, mutilated corpse was found dumped in a field near Viljoensdrift outside Sasolburg on Feb 4 2011 – still dressed in her bloodied bed-clothes. She was kidnapped from her Linden home, 110 km away. Her head was caved in with a concrete block, plastic cabling tied up her mouth, her teeth were bashed out, her nose broken, and she was dumped without any identification. Traces of her blood were found on the concrete block and the driveway of her home despite attempts to wash them down, investigating police said at the time. The high level of violence with which she was targetted was also commented on at the time.
Police put out alert for two white male suspects: It was already known that the police were looking for white suspects: an American tourist, described as a ‘blonde, white male 1.9m tall and very skinny’, was briefly arrested in Cape Town and taken in for questioning after Lynn Stacey, owner of The Villa Rosa B&B in Seapoint — ware Jacklin’s disappearance and the nationwide alert through eBlockwatch – became suspicious of an American tourist who arrived at her establishment on foot, with no form of identification and one small bag of luggage. However he was released after it turned out that he was a legitimate tourist who had been in Cape Town at the time of Jacklin’s disappearance.
Eblock wrote this week: ‘Non-stop work from a special group of Linden Police detectives lead to the arrest of the guys who murdered the lady from a Linden Bed and Breakfast. Eblockwatch has been trying to track down the suspects but the police were brilliant. The team has not slept for days and their hard work has paid off. Eblockwatch and the police received a tip off from a very excited person who read the article in their local Caxton newspaper who had spotted the car (Mrs Jacklin’s eight-year-old red Ford Fiesta, reg. MGZ-641-GP) which was stolen when she was murdered at her Bed and Breakfast. Two white guys have just been in a shootout in Three Rivers with the team. The good guys won the shoot out and the bad guys have been arrested. Well done to the Linden Police, today you are the heroes.” The Linden police have confirmed the arrests without mentioning the race of the arrested men.
Mrs Jacklin was a dedicated teacher for special-care children at the St Barnabas College in Bosmont, Johannesburg, where she had taught for eight years. . She leaves behind her two daughters, her ex-husband and three grandchildren: Richard, 20, Elizabeth, 2 and Mila, 7 months.