Police are not ruling out the possibility that the hills around Pretoria could be littered with the remains of more victims of alleged serial killer Samuel Sidyno. This announcement follows the discovery of a seventh body found January 16, 1999, by a group of children hiking in Mountain View in the Magaliesberg.
Senior Superintendent Rudi van Olst, commander of murder and robbery, said there was a possibility of more bodies being found in the hills around Pretoria. "By taking into account certain similarities between the murder scenes at Capital Hill and the recent one, we can say beyond reasonable doubt that it is the work of the serial killer Samuel Sidyno. The modus operandi is very similar to the Capital Hill murders," he said.
Sidyno was arrested on January 6, two days after the body of a fourth victim was found on a hill close to Pretoria's zoo. So far the bodies of two women, a 12-year-old boy, two 19-year-old men and another man all badly decomposed have been found at Capital Hill.