Pregnant mother gets chopped to death in her bed and her husband is repeatedly stabbed by attackers during a romantic vacation at the luxury South African resort
- Karen Turner slept with husband Matthew, 33, when they were attacked
- They stayed with son Hayden in Hluleka Nature Reserve on the Wild Coast
- It is believed that school teacher Karen, 31, was three months pregnant at the time
A pregnant mother was chopped to death in her bed and her husband was repeatedly stabbed by attackers during a luxury vacation at a South African resort.
Karen Turner – who was said to be three months pregnant – slept with her husband Matthew, 33, and their toddler son Hayden when they were attacked at about 3 o'clock in the morning.
The family had gone to the Hluleka Nature Reserve on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape when two men, armed with knives, sneaked into their independent chalets overlooking the beach.
It is believed that school teacher Karen, 31, died almost immediately in a hail of knife blows when husband Matthew, who was stabbed several times, pursued the two attackers.
Karen Turner, 31, slept with her husband Matthew, 33, when the family was attacked in the Hluleka nature reserve in the Eastern Cape (photo: Karen and Matthew Turner on their wedding day)
The horrific attack on the South African family left Matthew a widower and his 23-month-old son motherless.
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It is believed that school teacher Karen – who was three months pregnant – almost immediately died in a hail of mess strokes (photo: Karen, Matthew and their son Hayden)
The South African police say they have one suspect they are trying to track down and said that his arrest will take place very soon and that the second man will then be traced after the stabbing in Ngqeleni.
Police spokesman Captain Dineo Koena confirmed that a 31-year-old woman was murdered in the early hours of Tuesday and that her husband got serious knife wounds in the stomach.
Karen & # 39; s older brother Ian Crouch told News24 that he had talked to his brother-in-law when he came out of a life-saving operation after flying to Pietermaritzburg hospital.
He told News24: & Matthew recalled being woken up by being stabbed in the belly by a man on his side of the bed and another guy stabbed my sister.
& # 39; He said he managed to grab hold of the man and there was a struggle down the stairs & # 39; he said.
Mr. Crouch drove to the scene he described as a & # 39; massacre & # 39; and said the balcony door was open and the windows on the latches because it was a warm night and there was no forced access.
The family had booked the nature reserve for a holiday to celebrate Karen & # 39; s birthday on the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean
The couple lived in Underberg, where they had just bought a house together on the farm that husband Matthew manages
He confirmed that it seemed like nothing had been stolen and their cell phones were lying by their beds.
Timber trader Crouch also confirmed that his sister who was teaching at the Underberg Primary School in their home town in KwaZulu-Natal province was about three months pregnant.
Both mother and her unborn child were killed in the attack that turned the bedroom, stairs and stairs into a bloodbath when the brave husband chased the two men.
The couple lived in Underberg, where they had just bought a house together on the farm that husband Matthew manages. They were married in July 2017 and Hayden was born four months later.
Friends of the couple who were on holiday with them were awakened by the sound of a struggle, and baby boy Hayden screamed and hammered at the door and Matthew stuck covered in blood.
A family friend of the couple's Hayden child was fortunately unharmed in the horror attack.
Turner was taken to the hospital by helicopter, but nothing could be done to save his wife and unborn child,
Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency CEO, Vuyani Dayimani, said: “The two guests were booked from Monday to Thursday and the police were called after a stabbing incident.
& # 39; The police have confirmed that one visitor has died and that another is in the hospital.
& # 39; As the agency that manages the reserve, we are shocked that it took place in one of our flagship coastal reserves, because the safety and security of our guests is our top priority & # 39 ;.
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