TDoR 2005 / 2005 / February / 18 / Karlien Carstens ("Kallie")

Karlien Carstens ("Kallie")

Age 41

18 Feb 2005
Okahandja, Otjozondjupa (Namibia)

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Karlien Carstens ("Kallie")

Karlien ran a small truck stop out of her home. When her brother found her body, she was tied up with cords cut off of electrical appliances, with one cord tied tightly around her neck.

She had also been strangled with some force and an eyewitness said her face was so swollen as a result of the strangulation that she was almost unrecognisable.

Windhoek — A RECLUSIVE Okahandja resident, [deadname] (Kallie) Carstens, age 41, was murdered Wednesday morning, apparently for the small change from the tuck shop he operated from home.

Warrant Officer James Matengu confirmed that the victim's brother discovered the body when he returned from work on Wednesday afternoon.

Her alleged killer, Michael Kalola (32), was charged a week later, with murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances in his trial.

During the investigation, Kalola stated that he and Carstens had a relationship, that Carstens invited Kalola to [her] house, and that a fight broke out between them when Carstens wanted to be intimate with Kalola. Kalola then strangled Carstens with a piece of electrical wire.Then Kalola allegedly stole a range of items - including a cellphone, a videocassette recorder, a radio, four silver necklaces, four pairs of golden earrings, and 12 tubes of lipstick - after forcing Carstens into submission by strangling [her].

Report added: 3 Dec 2018. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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