New details emerge about night pregnant mum was stabbed to death at resort

Police and sniffer dogs are continuing to investigate the stabbing murder of a pregnant mum at a luxury reserve in South Africa.

Karen Turner, 31, was attacked at the luxury Hluleka Nature Reserve on South Africa’s coastline, 400km southwest of Durban, at about 3am on Tuesday, local media reports.

Her husband Matthew Turner, 33, was also stabbed but managed to survive the attack and remains in hospital in ICU with severe upper-body injuries, according to police.

The couple had their toddler with them but he’s uninjured.

Karen Turner was stabbed to death and her husband Matthew injured at Hluleka Nature Reserve. Source: Facebook/ Matthew Turner

Police spent Wednesday afternoon combing the property with sniffer dogs.

Officers at the chalet told DispatchLive they were searching for a knife.

Ian Crouch, Ms Turner’s brother, told TimesLive, he’s been told by Mr Turner the pair were attacked by two intruders.

However, police said there was no forced injury into the chalet.

But Mr Crouch told EastCoast Radio while “that is true” the windows to the chalet were found open on both floors.

“To say there was no entry is nonsense because the whole chalet was open – without security, burglar guards or security gates,” he told the publication.

Hluleka Nature Reserve where Ms Turner was murdered. Source: Tripadvisor (file pic)

Police spokesperson Captain Dineo Koena said neighbours heard “shouting and a struggle”.

Mr Crouch said there is “no way” domestic violence occurred.

“The friend that was staying in a neighbouring chalet reported to the reserve’s employees that he heard a commotion,” he told DispatchLive.

“They [people on social media] turned that into him hearing an argument when he really heard people screaming.”

Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency spokesperson Oyanga Ngalika told News24 the gate and office at Hluleka Nature Reserve “were tampered with” but wouldn’t elaborate.

She referred further questions to police but added the gate hadn’t been damaged.

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