Monday, January 20, 2003


Suspects identified in massage parlour murders

The men were shot execution style in this room
The men were shot execution style in this room

Cape Town police said today four white men could help with the investigation into the early morning massacre of eight men at a gay massage parlour. The men died after they were shot execution style in a house in Graham Road shortly before 4am.

They were found with their hands bound behind their backs. Most of them had their throats slit. Two other men, who suffered similar injuries, were being treated at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Philippa Johnson, a hospital spokesperson, said one man was critical while the other was stable. One was in his 50s while the other was in his 20s.

Etienne Terblanche, a police spokesperson said one of the suspects had a tattoo of a coiled snake on his upper left arm, and the words "fast gun" tattooed on his right wrist. His hair was reddish, probably bleached, and he wore a goatee beard. The second suspect was a thin man with a fair complexion who had a habit of sniffing.

The third suspect was tall and well built with a shaven head and was possibly a body builder while the fourth was also described as well built. All these suspects were seen driving a white three-series BMW.

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