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Friday, April 20, 2007

Concrete and the Sea

posted by on April 20 at 11:22 AM

This happened two years ago:

‘Mafia-style’ killing Corpse in concrete:

The case of two people arrested for the death of a man whose body was found encased in concrete, was postponed in the Boksburg magistrate’s court on Monday.

Superintendent Andy Pieke said Willie Theron, 28, and Desiree Oberholzer, 43, would appear in court again on September 5.

Theron said that he would be lodging a formal bail application.

The victim was found encased in concrete with only his feet and part of his legs sticking out in July, when a Boksburg resident forced open a dustbin left behind by a former lodger, allegedly Theron.

He was identified as Gisli Thorkellson, of Iceland, who had been living in the country since 1994.

Thorkellson was self-employed at the time of his death and he was also single.

His body was repatriated to Iceland, following the release of dental records from the United States confirming his identity.

A post mortem conducted at the Germiston mortuary found that he had been shot in the head.

Theron and Oberholzer face charges of murder, theft, fraud and defeating the ends of justice. - Sapa

Few sights are more amazing than that of a human corpses in concrete.

More recently, a ghost yacht:

‘Ghost yacht’ found off Australia.

The Kaz II yacht… was found with its engine running, and a table laid for dinner, but there were no signs of any people.

An air and sea rescue operation has been launched to retrace the yacht’s voyage, and pinpoint the search area.

The boat left Airlie Beach on Sunday bound for Townsville on the first leg of a voyage around northern Australia.

The 12m (40 foot) catamaran was spotted by a helicopter on Wednesday drifting off the Great Barrier Reef, but a rescue team only reached the boat on Friday, and confirmed that there was no one aboard.

The detail that gets the reader is: “the table was laid for dinner.” Remove that detail and you remove precisely what makes this disappearance spooky.

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