Police confirm identity of burnt body

The identity of the body of a woman that was found burnt beyond recognition has been confirmed to be that of Gill Packham.
DNA tests have confirmed that the charred body found in the boot a car of the burnt BMW on Thursday February 22 at Diep River railway station was that of identified as that of missing Constantia resident, Gill Packham by means of forensic DNA comparison. 
Provincial SAPS spokesperson Captain Frederick FC Van Wyk says that after working tirelessly for the past week, late on the night of Wednesday March 1 a team of detectives attached to Diep River Police Detective Services, arrested a 57-year-old man at his home in Constantia for the murder of Ms Packham and was taken into custody. 
The suspect, who cannot be named at this stage, will appear at the Wynberg Regional Court on Monday where he will be expected to apply for bail. 
Ms Packham’s family have asked for their privacy to be respected and said a statement would be made by a family spokesperson in due course.