Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Reeva Steenkamp's body returned home for funeral on Tuesday

Private service will take place in Port Elizabeth

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Reeva Steenkamp's family have announced her funeral will take place on Tuesday, five days after her mysterious death.

The 29-year-old's body has been returned to her home in Port Elizabeth, and will be cremated in a private ceremony in the city on South Africa’s southern coast.

Her brother, Adam Steenkamp, said: “Reeva is back home.”

The South African model was killed on Thursday at the home of her boyfriend, Olympic and Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius is in police custody on suspicion of her murder, and will next appear at a bail hearing on Tuesday, the same day as the funeral.

Steenkamp was seen on South African television Saturday night after national broadcaster SABC chose to air the first episode of Tropika Island of Treasure, a pre-recorded game show in which she appeared.