UPDATE: Glenfair murder mystery deepens

Bartho Jacobs and Susan Meadon. Photo: supplied.

The mystery has deepened around two people recently found dead in a lingerie shop in a shopping centre, east of Pretoria.

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The two – Susan Meadon (64) and Bartho Jacobs (34) – were found with gunshot wounds in the Barclays and Clegg lingerie shop in the Glenfair shopping centre two weeks ago

The police maintained they were investigating a murder and unnatural death.

Garsfontein police spokesperson Captain Ilse Jones said a complete forensic report was being awaited before more could be said about the deaths.

Speculation of a love affair between the two had been dismissed by Meadon’s son Edwin Muller and his wife Charmaine.

They said they were also unaware of the speculation.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: Murder docket opened for lingerie shooting

Muller said all he knew was that the police investigation was continuing and that no information on the cause of death had surfaced

Charmaine said Meadon’s funeral was being planned for Friday.

She said a memorial service for Jacobs had been held at the NG Kerk Jan Niemandpark last Thursday.

The police had revealed the firearm found in the store belonged to one of the victims but declined to elaborate.

Jones said the investigations would shed some light on what could have happened on the day of the shooting.

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A Glenfair shopper recalled seeing a blond man with a bunch of flowers not very far from the shop on the day of the supposed shooting.

The shopper told Rekord she had gone to make a withdrawal from an ATM adjacent to the shop and had seen Meadon in the shop on Thursday evening around 18:42.

“She was with someone else. It looked like they were busy cashing up,” said Nikita O’Connell.

“About ten feet away, a blond guy with a bunch of flowers stood looking in the direction of the shop and was still standing there when I left.”

An informant has since told Rekord that the police found letters in one of the victims’s car which seemed to suggest the existence of a romantic relationship between the two.

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