Breakthrough in 2019 case involving young couple murdered on highway

Breakthrough in 2019 case involving young couple murdered on highway

- Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a double murder which took place last year in May

- Johanco Fleischman, 19, and Jessica Kuhn, 21, were attacked on the highway while waiting for help after the car ran out of fuel

-The police launched an operation to solve the double murder and the investigation has resulted in 2 arrests

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New evidence has emerged which involving a double murder case from 2019. Johanco Fleischman, 19, and Jessica Kuhn, 21, ran out of diesel on the Putfontein Road off-ramp of the N12 in Benoni and were assaulted and murdered.

Briefly.co.za learned that the police suspect that the attackers took a cell phone when they fled and attempted to burn the couple's car but community members put the fire out.

Two suspects have been arrested as a result of an operation run by the police according to News24.

"The suspects will be profiled to check if they are linked to other serious and violent crimes," he said police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele.
Breakthrough in 2019 case involving young couple murdered on highway

Johanco Fleischman, 19, and Jessica Kuhn, 21, were attacked on 11:00 on Sunday 24 May 2019. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

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On the night of the attack, paramedics arrived just after midnight. They found Kuhn in the vehicle, while Fleischman was outside the car. Paramedics immediately declared the couple dead on site.

Gauteng police commissioner, Elias Mawela, has established a task team to investigate the case and track down those responsible for the killing.

At the time Dlamini urged anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward, saying that there would be a reward. Additionally, Dlamini condemned the killings and promised the victims' friends and family that the police were doing all they could to track down the killers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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