Hannah Cornelius Biography – Hannah Cornelius Wiki
Hannah Cornelius was a Stellenbosch University student who was raped, stabbed and then strangled to death in a brutal carjacking in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
Hannah Cornelius was with Cheslin Marsh, a friend in her car when they were hijacked by four men on May 27, 2017 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Marsh was forced into the boot of the car and Hannah was put in the back seat and the attackers drove them 11 miles to the Kraaifontein suburb of Cape Town. Once in Kraaifontein, Marsh was allegedly pelted with bricks but managed to escape over a wall. He was found by resident Averal Fortuin. He suffered head injuries and a broken arm. Cornelius was then driven to a bush near a paintball range in Bottelary Road, where she was raped. From there, she was taken to an area near the Groenhof Farm in Stellenbosch, where she was stabbed twice in the neck. She also sustained severe blunt force trauma to her head and body.
The suspects in connection with Hannah’s murder are Vernon Witbooi, Geraldo Parsons, Eben van Niekerk and Nashville Julius, who face a string of charges, including murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and rape.
Vernon Witbooi, Geraldo Parsons and Eben van Niekerk were found guilty of robbing‚ kidnapping‚ raping and murdering Stellenbosch student Hannah Cornelius by Judge Rosheni Allie on November 7 2018 in the Cape Town High Court.
The three were also found guilty of the attempted murder of her friend‚ Cheslin Marsh‚ and of robbing and kidnapping of Miemie October and Ncumisa Qwina.
The fourth accused‚ Nashville Julius‚ was found guilty of robbery and of kidnapping Marsh and Cornelius.
She attended Reddam House high school in Cape Town, South Africa. She matriculated with six distinctions and had attained an average of above 85%. She was also involved in drama. After high school, she went on to Stellenbosch University where she studied BA humanities. She was in her second year at Stellenbosch University at the time of her death.
Hannah Cornelius Age
She was born on 13 February 1996 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa to Willem Cornelius and Anna Cornelius. She died on 27 May 2017 after she was raped, stabbed and then strangled to death in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She was 21 Years old at the time of her death.
Hannah Cornelius Parents
Her father is retired Simon’s Town magistrate Willem Cornelius. Her mother, Anna Cornelius, was found dead in March 2018 along the shores of Scarborough, less than a year after Hannah’s murder.
Hannah Cornelius Family
She was born to to Willem Cornelius and Anna Cornelius. She had a younger brother who has severe autism, and an uncle Dries Cornelius.
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Hannah Cornelius Last Seen Alive
Cornelius’ blue VW Golf was spotted being driven from Mr Marsh’s block of flats at 3.40am, and the car next appears on another CCTV camera at a petrol station one hour later.
A figure can be seen in the front seat, believed to be Ms Cornelius, and if so, this would be the last time she was seen alive.
The CCTV also shows one of the four men accused of her rape and murder getting out of the car and walking into the petrol station to attempt to withdraw cash using Mr Marsh’s bank card.