Meghan Cremer

Meghan Cremer. Image: Facebook

Suspect in Meghan Cremer murder case discharged, but found guilty of theft

Jeremy Sias who was accused of killing Meghan Cremer has been discharged of her murder in the Western Cape High Court.

Meghan Cremer

Meghan Cremer. Image: Facebook

The only suspect who stood trial on charges of murdering Meghan Cremer was discharged on Thursday.

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Jeremey Sias, 27, a worker on the horse farm where Cremer lived at the time of her murder, was found guilty of theft and defeating the ends of justice.

According to Eric Ntabazalila, The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, the matter was postponed to March for sentencing proceedings.

Judge Elizabeth Baartman ruled in the High Court that Sias’ version of the incident “cannot be rejected as not possibly true.”

According to Sias, he found Cremer’s body in the trunk of her car at the time after he drove it a distance.

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Judge Elizabeth Baartman said some of the officers involved in the case had breached their duty to respect and uphold the law by omitting evidence that they thought might assist the accused, as reported by News24.


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Meghan Cremer went missing on 3 August at 18:00, when she left Rietvlei, her home where she stayed with a friend.

The circumstances of her disappearance were shaky, but a private investigator partnered with South African Police Services for the search.

A day before Women’s Day, Cape Town police confirmed that Cremer had been found dead on a Phillipi farm.

“Our investigation and search operation led us to a sand mine on a Philippi farm this morning at around 01:00 where the body of the missing person was found. “Captain FC Van Wyk

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Sias claimed that he found Cremer’s car with the key in the ignition when he returned to Vaderlandsche Rietvlei. He says that he went to collect dog food.

According to Sias, he drove the car a short distance and stole her handbag before he discovered her body in the trunk. He then decided to get rid of the body and days later he went to show the police where he disposed of her body.

“There is no onus on the accused. His version of how he found the body, in the circumstances of this matter where the police suppressed information, cannot be rejected as not reasonably possibly true.”

Judge Elizabeth Baartman stated.