The teen was walking on a beach with a friend when a black male demanded her cell phone. When van Zanten refused, the attacker fatally stabbed her.
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THE young holidaymaker murdered for her cellphone at Trafalgar last Wednesday has been identified as 15-year-old Shayleen van Zanten.
Shayleen arrived from Pretoria last Tuesday to join family for a Christmas break. She and a friend went for a walk to the beach at Trafalgar at about 6pm when they were accosted by a man who demanded her cellphone. When she refused to had it over, the man stabbed her.
An identikit of a possible suspect has since been released . At the time of the attack he was dressed in a red T-shirt, black knee length shorts and slops which were too big for his feet.
According to media reports, Shayleen was a grade 9 pupil at Eldoraigne High School in Centurion.
She was described at a very strong and independent person. She was a very keen ice hockey player and belonged to the Knights Ice Hockey Club.
The Trafalgar Community Policing Forum has offered a reward of R18 000 for information leading to a conviction.
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