Cold Case Confession - Unravelling The Betty Ketani Murder (used), by Alex Eliseev
A 13-year-old mystery. A hidden letter. A search for truth.
For 13 years, a dark secret lay hidden beneath a carpet in southern Johannesburg. Then, on a regular autumn night in 2012, a sweaty supermarket chef renovating his home stumbled across a three-page letter, which revealed the anatomy of a grisly murder. The letter began with the words: 'If you are reading this then I am dead'. It was typed in neat bullet points, listing a series of violent abductions perpetrated by a gang trying to cover up the murder of a 37-year-old woman named Tandiwe 'Betty' Ketani.
The investigation spans five countries, with a world-renowned DNA laboratory called in to help solve the forensic puzzle. The author of the confession might have feared death, but he is very much alive, as are others implicated in the crime.Betty Ketani, a mother of three, came to Johannesburg in search of better prospects for her family. She found work cooking at one of the city’s most popular restaurants, and then one day she mysteriously disappeared. Those out to avenge her death want to bring closure to Betty’s family, still agonising over her fate all these years later. ,p> The storyline would not be out of place as a Hollywood movie – and it’s all completely true. Cold Case Confession goes behind the headlines to share exclusive material gathered in four years of investigations, including the most elusive piece of the puzzle: who would want Betty Ketani dead, and why?
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