EXCLUSIVE: Siam Lee’s mother tells of heartache

Siam Lee’s mother has told of her heartache as police arrested a man they believe is linked to her abduction and murder two weeks ago.

Carmen Nans Lee with daughter Siam Lee Picture: FACEBOOK

Carmen Nans Lee said that she had been numbed by her loss, having imagined what her daughter suffered in her final hours.

The mysterious vanishing of the 20-year-old exposed a secret brothel in a posh Durban neighbourhood. The Crawford College matriculant was last seen outside a house‚ barefoot and in a summer dress. Initial appeals by her family described an “abduction” from the house by a spurned lover.

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Speaking to TimesLIVE on Thursday, Lee said that she was heartbroken.

“It is still a bitter pill for me to swallow when I think about what must of happened to her while she was being harboured,” she said.

“I am dead on the inside. My daughter is still gone…she was such a gentle girl,” she said.

In the first interview since her daughter went missing two weeks ago, Lee revealed that a bitter legal dispute led them into abject poverty.

She said she was informed of the arrest by police on Thursday morning.




  1. Very sad but introducing your daughter to a life of prostitution was not a smart decision on your part and responsibility as a parent?

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