Earlier this week cops stated that two suspects, aged 61 and 62, were arrested for the murder and were expected to appear at the Athlone Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Yesterday, police confirmed that both men were released out on a warning due to a lack of evidence and that they were now searching for the brother of the 61-year-old man who is the main suspect.
Amiena, 20, disappeared on 31 May after leaving her home in Tiberius Court, Hanover Park to do char work at the rented premises of the 61-year-old man.
Her decomposed body was found by workers in a cleaning truck at the City of Cape Town Depot in Downberg Road, Hanover Park on 3 June.
Family members told the Daily Voice the man told them that he paid Amiena R40 for the work.
But the man’s landlord told them he didn’t see Amiena at the house.
Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, says after questioning both men, they could not be linked to the murder.
The 61-year-old, however, had an outstanding warrant for a drug-related case.
“He is the brother of the main suspect who is currently on the run and yet to be arrested. Both suspects were released on a warning. However, the 61-year-old was to be transferred to Mitchells Plain SAPS as he has an outstanding warrant of arrest on a drug case there.”
Anyone with information about this murder case can contact Detective Sergeant Basso on 021 690 1525 / 078 319 6745.