We just don't expect a couple in their 50's to pick up a serial Killing hobby, do we. But it has happened. Gert van Rooyen and Joey Haarhof were a couple who kidnapped and murdered at least 6 very young girls in Pretoria, South Africa. They were active between '88-'89.
Gert and Joey met in '88, Gert had just done 3 years in prison for kidnapping, beating, and sexually assaulting 2 young girls. He kept them overnight, and released them the next day. Gert learned one thing from this, if you're going to kidnap girls, don't let them go. Almost immediately after Gert met Joey, the couple were killing girls between the ages of 9-16.
Joey would lure the girls into the car, and the couple would take them back to Gert's house where they would rape and kill them. In January of '90 they lured what's would be their surviving victim, Joan Booysen, back to the house. Joan was heavily drugged, and raped, but she did escape and told cops exactly what she'd survived. When police went to arrest the couple, Gert shot Joey, then himself. Though there's no definite proof of the killings, and the bodies have never been found, police have linked 6 girls to the couple. Their bodies have still not been found.
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