Brutal murder in Johannesburg

October 10, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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A South African woman who had immigrated to Johannesburg from Melbourne, has been brutally murdered in her home between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Dr Mirah Wilks

69-yr-old grandmother Israeli-born Dr Mirah Wilks was a psychologist with vast experience in hate crime and violence.

She moved to Melbourne as a child.

The Daily Mail has reported she was alone in the family home as her husband Frank was in shul.

A gang of armed robbers removed roof tiles and dropped in the house and stabbed Dr Wilks “at least twelve times in the chest and back before slitting her throat.

The Daily Mail reports: “Retired husband Frank, 72, returned home from evening worship on Sunday night and found the blood-soaked body of his wife of 45 years lying dead on the floor of the family home.

But J-Wire has learned he came home from shul on Sunday morning.ÏÏ

Amongst her degrees was one gained at the University of Queensland.

Dr Wilks lived her husband Frank and children Tarryn and Brett in Melbourne before moving to South Africa.

In the report, The Daily Mail adds: “Dr Wilks had recently started important research into ‘resilience as a means of adaption and survival’ with a special focus on South Africa’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.”

The robbers are believed to have used the roof entry to escape security alarms and made off with two laptops and a mobile phone.


One Response to “Brutal murder in Johannesburg”
  1. Margaret Turner says:

    Deepest sympathy to the Wilks family on the brutal senseless killing of Dr Mirah Wilks.

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