Mom Targeted in Horrific Fire Attack Tragically Passes Away in Hospital

Mom Targeted in Horrific Fire Attack Tragically Passes Away in Hospital

  • Sadly the mom of a four-year-old has passed away following a horrific attack outside a Benoni créche
  • The attack was allegedly perpetrated by the woman's boyfriend who is now being charged with murder
  • The tragic incident has brought the issue of gender-based violence back under the spotlight

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Gauteng - The Gauteng mother who was horrifically set alight outside a créche in Benoni has sadly passed away.

Her boyfriend allegedly perpetrated the heinous crime against the 27-year-old mother.

Mom targeted in horrific fire attack tragically passes away in hospital
Tragically, the mom targetting in a horrific attack has passed away. Photo credit: @crimeairnetwork
Source: Twitter

She had just dropped her four-year-old off at the créche when she was allegedly attacked according to News24.

A man, who is thought to be her boyfriend, set the young mother's car on fire and injured her and another woman who was a friend of the young mother, as well as himself in Benoni, Gauteng.

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Young child hasn't spoken since her mother was set on fire by her boyfriend outside a preschool

Following the attack of a 27-year-old woman who had just dropped her child off at pre-school, reports say her child has not been able to speak since the incident took place.

According to the owner of the preschool, the tragic incident that took place on Monday has shaken the children in attendance at the preschool as well as staff members, reports TimesLIVE.

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Her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, was declared a person of interest in the case and reports suggest he declined to cooperate with the police. Police bodycam footage of the couple getting into a heated altercation has deepened suspicions concerning Laundrie.

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"It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby's disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime," the North Port Police Department said in a statement on 17 September, E! News reports.

Speaking with the publication, Coroner Dr Brent Blue says an autopsy is expected to take place on Tuesday, 21 September. It's hoped photographs, personal identification or DNA evidence will help identify the remains.


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