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27 October 2011 at 15:47 - Posted by Anonymous

Mom stabbed to death in Hermanus


A Hermanus woman has been found tied up and stabbed to death in her home.

Hermanus residents are outraged by the murder of Juliet Haw, 43, whose body was found by her father on Wednesday afternoon.

Haw was found tied up in her Voëlklip home by Terry Haw just after 3pm on Wednesday. It appeared that she had died from multiple stab wounds to her chest, police said.

Police spokesman Warrant Officer November Filander said Haw’s father, who lives in nearby Stanford, had last spoken to his daughter at midday on Wednesday.

Just after 2.30pm, he received a phone call from his grandchildren’s school, notifying him that they had not been picked up by their mother as usual.

He drove to his daughter’s home in Third Avenue, Voëlklip, and began searching her house, Filander said.

“The last room he searched was the pantry, next to the kitchen, where he found his daughter tied up and stabbed several times in the chest and he phoned the police.”

According to initial information, only her cellphone was found to be missing.

The Cape Argus spoke to various members of Haw’s family, but they were too grief-stricken to comment.

Her mother, Beryl, described her as “the kindest woman I’ve ever met in my life”.

Close friend Vanessa Alberts, battling to speak between sobs, said of Haw: “She was the most intelligent, gregarious, wonderful woman.

“And she was the most amazing mother. This is such a huge, huge loss.

“She struggled as a single mother, but was just getting her life on track.”

Alberts said Haw worked as a copy editor, and had just completed editing an important research document on climate change for a university in Denmark on Wednesday.

At the time of going to press Filander said no suspects had been arrested. - Cape Argus

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