On 17th February 2017, Nottingham Road police received a report of a missing couple, Christine (57) and Roger Solik (66) from The Bend Country Estate. A concerned neighbour went to investigate and observed that the house was in a state of disarray. When police arrived on scene, they discovered bloodstains in the house and began investigating a case of assault, kidnapping and robbery. The couple’s vehicle was also missing. At around 07:00, unknown to SAPS members investigating the scene, a passer-by had spotted the body of Christine in the Nzinga River (Impendle) some 70 km away. SAPS Search and Rescue Units then moved to the area to recover Christine’s body and also searched for Roger but could not find him. The incident then became a murder investigation.