Episode 8: The Unsolved Murder of Jacoba Schroeder

True Crime South Africa — In 1949, 18-year-old Jacoba Schroeder had been drawn to the bright lights of Johannesburg in the hopes that she could pull herself out of poverty and cast aside the shackles of her social class. Sadly, Jacoba was looking for a knight in shining armour in the wrong place and she instead found herself in a situation beyond her control. The discovery of her body in Birdhaven Plantation sparked an investigation and trial which would inhabit the imaginations of the world for a year and its unbelievable outcome would haunt South Africa for decades to come. Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma helpline: 082 821 3447); Sources: http://www.rahlaxenopoulos.co.za/home