Russell Lexton Cromhout

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Russell Lexton Cromhout

Death: May 29, 2024 (68-69)
Smallholding, Esenembe, iLembe District Municipality, KZN, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
Occupation: Pensioner
Managed by: Private User
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About Russell Lexton Cromhout

Russell Cromhout (1955 – 2024)

Brief overview:

Russell (69), a pensioner living alone on a smallholding in Esenembe, KZN went missing on 29th May 2024. His body was found on Saturday 1st June in a sugar plantation in the Waterval region, in Tongaat. The family believes that Russell was abducted.

Russell's house had been ransacked and his white Hyundai Tuscon was missing.

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
  • Funeral/Memorial
  • The Farm/Smallholding
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)

Attack Details:

  • Date and time of attack
  • Weapons
  • Items Stolen
    • White Hyundai Tucson (NT25316), Household Items, Firearm, ammunition
  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Descriptions
    • 2
  • Arrests
    • Private security company, Rusa, conducted a helicopter search in the surrounding rural areas. The serious crimes unit in Umhali took over the investigation and arrested one of the suspects at a grocery store in Upper Tongaat on Saturday. A firearm and ammunition belonging to Russell were found in his possession. A second suspect was arrested and Russell's vehicle, as well as household items were found in his possession.
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
    • Police confirmed that two suspects, aged 36 and 39 were in custody.
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
  • Trial/Conviction
    • The suspects, who were out on parole, are due to appear in court on Monday 3rd June.
    • The two suspects have been charged with murder, housebreaking and theft, illegal possession of a firearm as well as possession of stolen property.

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May 29, 2024
Age 69
Smallholding, Esenembe, iLembe District Municipality, KZN, South Africa