On Wednesday 30 September 2020 Leighton Frank Agg (42) got into his pickup truck to go to a mundane appointment. A week later he would be found stabbed to death and left under a bridge to die.
On the fatal day of his murder, Leighton from Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal was seen driving through Winston Park at 17h44. When he did not return his family reached out to the police and security services to help find him. Searching with drones and on foot, the family became more and more concerned when he could not be found.
Leighton’s sister Tarryn Kihn, a Clinical Psychologist posted desperately on social media for the community to help find her beloved brother. In what must have been a dreadful week of terror the poor family waited for news.
Hundreds of people took part in the search, some helped to obtain and analyze camera footage and others searched for cell phone records. Eventually, Leighton’s car was discovered in Pietermaritzburg with its license disc and number plates removed.
On Wednesday 7 September 2020, the sad news reached the family. Leighton’s body was found at the Umgeni River bridge on the Ottosbluff Road, outside of Pietermaritzburg.
According to police spokesperson, Col Thembeka Mbele, police officers from the Pietermaritzburg Search and Rescue found a body lying under the bridge in the water. The victim had sustained stab wounds to the body.
Tarryn informed the world of the sad news with a post on social media:
“To my brother: We will miss you every day but you will always be with us. And one day we will all be reunited. Loving you always. Rest in peace.”
At the time of his death, he lived and managed the upgrade project on a home that he and his father bought in the Winston Park suburb, a few years ago.
“I can’t comprehend his death. Something has to be done, so many lives are being taken for nothing by people without compassion,” said Leighton’s mother Jill Agg.
It pained Jill that her son hadn’t lived his life to the fullest and had dreamt of becoming a movie director.
“Nobody is a winner, what was he killed for?” asked Jill.
Arrests made for the murder of Leighton Agg
A MALAWIAN man was arrested on the same day Leighton’s body was found and appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court.
The man, who is facing charges of housebreaking with intent to rob and murder, is so far the only person arrested, although police say more arrests are expected.
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