Woman Murdered in PE Schauderville

Picture: Facebook @Tercia Langford

Port Elizabeth, Schauderville, detectives are on the search for suspects alleged to be involved in the brutal murder of a 26-year-old Korsten woman.

Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the body of Lawren Shernice Jonathan was found near an open area in Thornton Street, Schauderville, at about 7:45 am on Friday, 8 August, as a passer-by noticed her body in a field.

It is believed that she was allegedly raped and murdered. She had reportedly been stabbed numerous times. The reason for the attack is still unknown.

According to reports, Jonathan had last been seen by her family on Thursday at around 7:30 pm before leaving her home to visit a friend in Schauderville. Johnson leaves behind a 1-year-old child.

“The circumstances surrounding the brutal killing is unknown,” Naidu said, a case of murder has been opened for investigation.

Anyone who may know anything about the incident or can assist in tracing the suspect/s is asked to contact warrant officer Neil Hendricks on 082 442 1816 or SAPS Gelvandale on 041 402 2018 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or their nearest police station.