Victims of the Gautung Serial Killeron March 6, 2012 in Unsubs, Victimology by Brian Combs
The Gautung Serial Killer is believed to have killed at least eight gay men between 2010 and 2012. We have information on the eight known victims and one possible victim.
Jim was found bound and strangled in his home in December 2010.
Manolis was murdered in April 2010. He was bludgeoned with a laptop, then bound and strangled in his home.
Oscar was killed in May 2011 while house sitting for author Ivan Vladislavic. He had been bound and strangled.
Unnamed Victim #1
An victim from August 2011 remains unnamed. He was found bound and strangled in his home, but investigators believe he tried to fight off his attacker, but was bludgeoned with a heavy object.
Siphiwe Selby Nhlapo
Siphiwe was found bound and strangled in his home on September 11, 2011. It appears acid was poured on his face post mortem. Some clothes and a television were taken.
Barney van Heerden
Barney was found bound and strangled in his home on September 19, 2011. His laptop and cellphone were taken.
Jason, an HIV activist, was stabbed to death on December 18, 2011. Police report signs of a struggle, and believe he may have met his killer online.
Theve arrived in Joburg in late December 2011 to pursue a relationship with someone he had met online. He disappeared on December 31, 2011.
Theater manager Rulov was found bound and strangled in his home on February 26, 2012. Two men who had met with him the night before were recorded on CCTV as they left his home. They were carrying a laptop and a plastic bag. Computer forensics indicates he had logged into his online dating profile the evening the two men visited.