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It Happened Here

A weekly true crime podcast

It Happened Here (IHH) is a new weekly true crime podcast from Ready Freddie Productions, presented by South African journalist Kate Thompson Davy. The creators of IHH intend this to be a true crime podcast that centres
Latest Episode9/10/2021

Close to home: The abduction & murder of Jayde Panayiotou

Season 1, Ep. 13
Today we’re traveling to Gqeberha on the south east coast of South Africa, the perfect spot for a young couple like the Panayiotous. Jayde Panayiotou worked as a teacher and her husband Christopher was an entrepreneur. On April 21 2015, Cherise Swanepoel pulled up to the Stellen Glen townhouse complex as always to carpool with Jayde to work, but there was no sign of her, no answer on her phone either. Jayde was the victim of an abduction and by 10am the whole country would be sharing her image online using #findjayde – but it was already too late.www.patreon.com/ithappenedhereSOURCESPanayiotou tape exposed: ‘I told you to let them do it outside the house’ - YouTubehttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindJayde&src=hashJayde Panayiotou: How the story unfolded#FindJayde - Twitter Search / TwitterJayde Panayiotou's killer given another life term for killing elderly woman in 2015 | News24News - jayde panayiotou | Graaff-Reinet AdvertiserWife killer Panayiotou loses appeal bid | Graaff-Reinet AdvertiserBody of missing teacher Jayde Panayiotou foundSurprise witness called in Panayiotou murder trialS v Panayiotou and Others (CC26/2016) [2017] ZAECPEHC 53; [2018] 1 All SA 224 (ECP) (2 November 2017)It looks like a hit now: Panayiotou to so-called middleman | eNCAExpert stands firm in Jayde caseChristopher Panayiotou wasnot very emotional: witnessMissing PE teacher: Reward offered | George HeraldI am using my anger to try to get justice for Jayde‚ says sisterJayde's final moments | OFMUitenhage, garden town in Eastern Cape, South AfricaJayde’sfriend recalls the day she vanished | News24Woman describes hearing the gunshots that killed JaydeJayde’s friend tells court of frantic search on day she went missingFriend who was last to see Jayde alive called as first witnessJayde Panayiotou’s friend in tears as she testifiesLonely Jayde used to wait up for Christopher Panayiotou - friend | News24Jayde Panayiotou waited up at night for her husband, court hears | The CitizenHome - MissingChildren South AfricaFirst on EWN: Jayde Panayiotou's husband arrested for her murder
9/10/2021

Close to home: The abduction & murder of Jayde Panayiotou

Season 1, Ep. 13
Today we’re traveling to Gqeberha on the south east coast of South Africa, the perfect spot for a young couple like the Panayiotous. Jayde Panayiotou worked as a teacher and her husband Christopher was an entrepreneur. On April 21 2015, Cherise Swanepoel pulled up to the Stellen Glen townhouse complex as always to carpool with Jayde to work, but there was no sign of her, no answer on her phone either. Jayde was the victim of an abduction and by 10am the whole country would be sharing her image online using #findjayde – but it was already too late.www.patreon.com/ithappenedhereSOURCESPanayiotou tape exposed: ‘I told you to let them do it outside the house’ - YouTubehttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindJayde&src=hashJayde Panayiotou: How the story unfolded#FindJayde - Twitter Search / TwitterJayde Panayiotou's killer given another life term for killing elderly woman in 2015 | News24News - jayde panayiotou | Graaff-Reinet AdvertiserWife killer Panayiotou loses appeal bid | Graaff-Reinet AdvertiserBody of missing teacher Jayde Panayiotou foundSurprise witness called in Panayiotou murder trialS v Panayiotou and Others (CC26/2016) [2017] ZAECPEHC 53; [2018] 1 All SA 224 (ECP) (2 November 2017)It looks like a hit now: Panayiotou to so-called middleman | eNCAExpert stands firm in Jayde caseChristopher Panayiotou wasnot very emotional: witnessMissing PE teacher: Reward offered | George HeraldI am using my anger to try to get justice for Jayde‚ says sisterJayde's final moments | OFMUitenhage, garden town in Eastern Cape, South AfricaJayde’sfriend recalls the day she vanished | News24Woman describes hearing the gunshots that killed JaydeJayde’s friend tells court of frantic search on day she went missingFriend who was last to see Jayde alive called as first witnessJayde Panayiotou’s friend in tears as she testifiesLonely Jayde used to wait up for Christopher Panayiotou - friend | News24Jayde Panayiotou waited up at night for her husband, court hears | The CitizenHome - MissingChildren South AfricaFirst on EWN: Jayde Panayiotou's husband arrested for her murder
9/1/2021

Unlocked & (maybe) unsolved: The murder of Inge Lotz

Season 1, Ep. 12
Back in 2005 the Shiraz complex in Stellenbosch had just been completed and the first set of tenants moved in, including 22-year-old student Inge Lotz. Inge was whip-smart, studying mathematics and stats at the University of Stellenbosch. She was a dedicated student who liked to stick to a schedule for her academic work, so when she wasn’t answering her phone on the night of 16 March 2005, her mom assumed she was head down in a book. Inge’s boyfriend Fred van der Vyver, however, was not as convinced. He’d been trying to reach Inge for hours. He calls a friend who lived nearby and sent him to check things out at Shiraz. There he'd find the savagely attacked body of Inge, kicking off a case that remains perplexing and unsolved today.SOURCES:'I have stopped searching for answers' - Inge Lotz's dad | News24'Inge has killed herself' | News24Freddie Boy The Untold Story – A book covering the widely publicised murder trial of Inge Lotz as viewed through the eyes of one of Fred van der Vyver lawyers.Fruit of a Poisoned Tree:https://www.amazon.com/Fruit-Poisoned-Tree-Antony-Altbeker/dp/1868423336Hammer an ‘unlikely’ murder weapon in Van der Vyver case | News24Hawks chase new Inge Lotz murder leadhttps://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/students-boyfriend-lays-out-timeline-314986https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/weekend-argus-saturday-edition/20110827/281788510763001Unresolved 2005 murder of 22 year old student Inge Lotz : UnresolvedMysteriesInge and Fred 'over' | News24Inge Lotz Archives - The Mail & GuardianInge Lotz murder: Nine years later, two amateur forensi...Inge-Lotz-FINAL | MatieMediaInvestigators unearth sordid new twist in Lotz murder caseJustice for INGE LOTZ - Posts | FacebookLast hours with slain studentLotz 'murderer's' alibi 'not watertight'Lotz 'tried to avoid fatal blows'Lotz murder accused acted strangely, court hears - The Mail & GuardianLotz's dad has ‘cut himself off from world’Man 'confessed' to Inge murder | News24Minister van Polisie v Van der Vyver - WikipediaNew Doc 2017-09-11New Doc 2017-09-11 (4)New Doc 2017-09-11 (7)Pathologist describes Inge Lotz's wounds | News24PressReader.com - Digital Newspaper & Magazine SubscriptionsPressReader.com - Digital Newspaper & Magazine SubscriptionsProf Jan Lotz: "Fred, I want answers" | YouS v Van der Vyver (SS 190/06) [2007] ZAWCHC 69; 2008 (1) SA 556 (C) (29 November 2007)http://truth4inge.com/Who killed Inge? 11 years later mysterious Lotz murder still haunts | You
8/24/2021

The Station Strangler (Pt2): Many more in store

Season 1, Ep. 11
This is part two of the Station Strangler. If you haven’t listened to part one, start there. Last week we covered a series of murders, from 1986 to 1992, and I told you about ten young boys who were raped and strangled before being dumped in various sites near the train stations and in the sand dunes of Mitchell’s Plain and surrounds.In early 1994, there had been a gap of over two years since the disappearance of any young boys had been definitively linked to the so-called Station Strangler, but soon we would learn that the nightmare was far from over. In January, just a single month, the bodies of eleven raped and murdered young victims would be found. This is what is known as the month of horror.PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/ithappenedhereSOURCES:https://apnews.com/article/c60bf1b31c1ad630cd17035149fe35c6https://apnews.com/article/fb2a9bb403504cd9fe764badfb059bc7https://mg.co.za/article/1994-09-09-station-strangler-whos-fooling-whom/https://mg.co.za/article/2005-08-16-station-strangler-back-in-court/https://mg.co.za/article/2007-04-25-late-judge-fondly-remembered-by-peers/?amphttps://www.deseret.com/1995/6/14/19177025/is-man-who-killed-boy-s-africa-s-serial-stranglerhttps://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/revisiting-the-station-strangler-cases-250970https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/serial-killer-inquest-hear-of-inconsistencies-400257https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-01-29-mn-16600-story.htmlhttps://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/cape-argus/20091214/282372625716970https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/weekend-argus-saturday-edition/20140524/281625303343669https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/weekend-argus-saturday-edition/20091212/283089885254251https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/weekend-argus-sunday-edition/20091213/282737697936478https://www.sahistory.org.za/place/cape-flats-cape-townhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fjWHrL6kIwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK8hFQR3ip8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JFGyQ78cvEProfiling serial killers and other crimes in South Africa, by Micki Pistorius. The Penguin Group (South Africa), Cape Town 2005. ISBN 9780143024828 / ISBN 978-0-14-302482-8https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/revisiting-the-station-strangler-cases-250970LOCATIONSMnandi Beach:https://goo.gl/maps/ikQ3RTwGKmnN5AAm7Rocklands:https://goo.gl/maps/cezGmqXrmp1BQfS17Westpoort Drive:https://goo.gl/maps/tmouV6igQ8impcjR6Beacon Valley:https://goo.gl/maps/hVfKyhFViXn7Div86Strand:https://goo.gl/maps/cavcHuZJ9LmAAn589Kuils River:https://goo.gl/maps/WJmkweo3qcUuDNLU9
8/16/2021

The Station Strangler P1: "One of us"

Season 1, Ep. 10
The case of the Station Strangler unfolds at a critical and tense juncture of South African history. The majority of events here take place between 1986 and 1995, the last few years of apartheid. In fact, eleven victims bodies are found just weeks before our first democratic election in 1994. Only one man has ever been convicted of any crime associated with this spate of murders, although there is a lot of speculation that he wasn’t the only perpetrator. So many social, personal and political factors combined around this case, making it one of such horror and cultural significance in South Africa that for many of us, the dunes and the trains stations of Mitchell’s Plain and the Cape Flats still carry a taint of association – sites where at least 22 boys and young men met someone who lured them away, raped and killed them, before burying them in shallow sandy graves.PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/ithappenedhereSOURCES:https://apnews.com/article/c60bf1b31c1ad630cd17035149fe35c6https://apnews.com/article/fb2a9bb403504cd9fe764badfb059bc7https://mg.co.za/article/1994-09-09-station-strangler-whos-fooling-whom/https://mg.co.za/article/2005-08-16-station-strangler-back-in-court/https://mg.co.za/article/2007-04-25-late-judge-fondly-remembered-by-peers/?amphttps://www.deseret.com/1995/6/14/19177025/is-man-who-killed-boy-s-africa-s-serial-stranglerhttps://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/revisiting-the-station-strangler-cases-250970https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/serial-killer-inquest-hear-of-inconsistencies-400257https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-01-29-mn-16600-story.htmlhttps://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/cape-argus/20091214/282372625716970https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/weekend-argus-saturday-edition/20140524/281625303343669https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/weekend-argus-saturday-edition/20091212/283089885254251https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/weekend-argus-sunday-edition/20091213/282737697936478https://www.sahistory.org.za/place/cape-flats-cape-town
8/6/2021

The Devil in the ‘dorp: What Cecilia's Krugersdorp cult did next

Season 1, Ep. 9
This is part two of the Krugersdorp cult killings. At the centre of this is a woman called Cecilia Steyn who has created this epic backstory for herself, in which she is a former Satanist, a ritualistic abuse survivor, who wants to transform her life and walk with christ. So far she’s convinced Ria Grunewald and Ria’s prayer group turned sect Overcomers through Christ that for the church of satan, she’s the one who got away. And then she's turned a small breakaway group against Ria, and together perpetrated four murders in 2012. The next definitive point on our timeline - where this episode picks up the story again - is November 2015, when the group shifts from murder for revenge and belief, to murder for profit.SOURCES:·The Krugersdorp killings explained: Who was murdered, how, and why | News24·Grandson is 'saviour' for victims of 'Krugersdorp killers'·Seven life terms in jail for Krugersdorp teen roped into murder by mom·Krugersdorp Killers: Six chilling details from Marinda Steyn's testimony·#KrugersdorpMurders – remaining three to learn their fate this week | Krugersdorp News·Krugersdorp killings: 'Witches will kill you,' Marcel Steyn's mom tells her in prison - report | News24·#KrugersdorpMurders — Marinda Steyn's testimony of why they started killing people | Krugersdorp News·#KrugersdorpMurders – God has forgiven me, says convicted murderer Marinda Steyn | Krugersdorp News·Krugersdorp killers strangled most victims to death·Main suspect in Krugersdorp murders suing police for over R3m·‘Devilsdorp’ killers: Six bizarre details that didn’t make it into the doccie·Outrageous omission gives 'The Trials of Oscar Pistorius' a bitter taste·#KrugersdorpMurders – 'She was sent to open the gates of Hell' | Krugersdorp News·Cecilia Steyn – Candice Rijavec·'Remember I love you' - murdered Krugersdorp victim's last words to fiancée·First photo of all the accused in #TripleMurder case | Krugersdorp News·Life in jail for friends and neighbours guilty of Krugersdorp killing 'tsunami'·Interesting yet disturbing info about the #KrugersdorpMurders trial so far | Krugersdorp News·Krugersdorp killings: Cecilia Steyn denies being a satanist | News24·'Remember I love you' - murdered Krugersdorp victim's last words to fiancée·Krugersdorp killer says best friend was not murder 'mastermind'·Life in jail for friends and neighbours guilty of Krugersdorp killing 'tsunami'·'Krugersdorp Killers' torn by plea bargains·https://www.showmax.com/eng/tvseries/lguobeqc-devilsdorp·Devilsdorp - The Official Companion Podcast;https://iono.fm/c/6598·https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KixioWhKJE4·https://www.npa.gov.za/sites/default/files/media releases/Indefinite%20Life%20Sentences%20for%20Krugersdorp%E2%80%99s%20Electus%20Per%20Deus%20Cult.pdf