Sotheby's CEO arrested for wife's murder

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The CEO of international real estate chain, Lew Geffen Sothebys, Jason Rohde has been arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, Susan.

The CEO of international real estate chain, Lew Geffen Sothebys, Jason Rohde has been arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, Susan.

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The CEO of international real estate chain, Lew Geffen Sothebys, Jason Rohde has been arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, Susan.

The CEO of international real estate chain, Lew Geffen Sothebys, Jason Rohde has been arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, Susan.

JOHANNESBURG – The CEO of international real estate chain, Lew Geffen Sotheby&39;s International Realty has been arrested in connection with the murder of his wife.

Jason Rohde was arrested at his Randburg home after six this morning.

His wife, Susan Rohde was killed at the Spier Wine Farm Hotel in Stellenbosch late last month.

They were attending a Sotheby’s conference at the time.

She was found in the bathroom of their hotel room, with an electrical cord around her neck.

The incident was first reported as a suicide, but the autopsy later revealed that she’d been strangled.

Lew Geffen Sotheby&39;s International Realty noted the latest development in the investigation but declined to comment further.

"Any further questions should be directed to the South African Police or the Department of Public Prosecutions," said a company spokesperson.

Rohde is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate&39;s Court on Tuesday.