Reeva Steenkamp was found dead in her boyfriend’s home. Olympic “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly shooting Reeva Steenkamp.
Reeva Steenkamp’s publicist, Sarit Tomlinson confirmed the death, but said she knew very few details about the incident. “At the moment we can confirm that Reeva passed away,” she said. “We are all in shock. We are devastated. We didn’t see this coming. No one saw this coming.”
Reeva Steenkamp expressed her excitement for Valentine’s Day by tweeting: “What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay”
With that piece of a evidence, it was initially reported that Blade Runner’s girlfriend, former FHM model Steenkamp, 30-years old, was trying to surprise him for Valentine’s Day and that he had mistakenly thought she was an intruder. Police spokeswoman Brigadier Denise Beukes revealed that a 26-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with murder. She also commented that police were aware of reports about the death being an accident, caused by suspicions of a break-in, but said that those reports did not come from information provided by police.
According to Fox News, Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court but police spokesperson Brigadier Denise Beukes said that Pistorius was at his home at the time of the Steenkamp’s death and “there is no other suspect involved.”
“There was no sign of forced entry or persons who weren’t supposed to be there at this stage,” she added. Beukes also stated, “there have been previous incidents of a domestic nature reported at Pistorius’ home.”
Police revealed that a 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene that happened at 3am. Reeva Steenkamp was shot in the head, chest and arm.
Flustered, Steenkamp’s publicist Tomlinson said, “We don’t know what’s going on right now. We’re waiting for more information… I think by the end of the day we’ll be hearing some concrete information.”
Meanwhile, Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), said he did not want to say anything until he had more details. “SASCOC, like the rest of the public, knows no more than what is in the public domain, which is, there has been an alleged fatal shooting on the basis of a mistaken identity and an apparent assumption of a burglary,” a statement read.
Police confirmed they will oppose bail and also revealed they have interviewed neighbors who heard things that happened earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place.
Oscar Pistorius, 26-years old, was set to appear at Pretoria State Court at 2pm local time on Thursday afternoon, but the hearing has now been put back to 9am local time on Friday.
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