DNA links man to Knysna killings
Prosecutors say they have DNA evidence that links a Knysna man to the murders of two young women in the town. Heinrich van Rooyen is accused of the murders of Jessica Wheeler and Victoria Stadler, and the state claims to have recovered his DNA from the body and clothing of the two women. It is reported that State prosecutor MP Heyns says Van Rooyen’s DNA was found on Wheeler’s body, while he also matched a semen-sample found on the pants Stadler was wearing the night of her murder. Van Rooyen’s bail application has been postponed until January 16th.