Suspects in murder of 42-year-old Vicki Terblanche appear in court.

According to report two men made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the murder of a Gqeberha mother.

Last Thursday the 42-year-old Vicki Terblanche was reported missing by her boyfriend, 33-year-old Reinhardt Leach.

Leach has now been charged with her murder and appeared in court alongside his co-accused, 20-year-old Dylan Cullis.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the arrests followed after officers had been alerted over alleged suspicious activity at a 1st Avenue, Milpark, complex. On arrival, officers found doors and a garage door standing open at about 10pm.

While investigating at the house, a man arrived, who detectives soon realized was Terblanche’s boyfriend, who had reported her missing. This led police to a house in Burd Street, Newtonpark, where a 24-year-old man was also questioned and the subsequent discovery of Terblanche’s body.

“The male was then taken to the police station for questioning. A further probe led police to a house in Burt Street, Newton Park, where a 24-year-old male was also questioned.

Naidu said ’’At about 03:00 on Saturday morning and after an intense investigation, detectives, with the assistance of the K9 Search and Rescue Unit, found the body of the missing woman, Vicki Terblanche, buried in a shallow grave in an open field in Greenbushes. A post mortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

Leach, a former primary school teacher, shared the missing notice on Facebook asking anyone who has seen Vicki to contact him or her ex-husband.

The case have been postponed to the 27th of October for a possible bail application.