The killer raped and strangled at least 21 boys aged between 9 and 15 and buried them. He is known as the Station Strangler because he lured his early victims from railway platforms. The murders took place over the past four years in the mixed-race district of Mitchell's Plain, near Cape Town.
Police searching for the Station Strangler, South Africa's worst serial killer, have detained a man on suspicion of sexually assaulting and murdering at least 21 young boys, Reuter reports from Cape Town. Police said a former psychiatric patient in his late twenties was detained on Wednesday after almost a week of investigation and observation.