A murder in Cape Town’s upmarket Camps Bay suburb is apparently steeped in sordid details.

While authorities are tight-lipped about the circumstances around the killing, it’s alleged to have involved a drugs and s*x-orgy.

An American woman, Gabriela Kabrins Alban, was found dead in a luxury boutique hotel on Wednesday and Diego Duarte, who was staying with her, was arrested for her murder the following day.

Duarte appeared in court on Friday. The state said more charges may be added.

It’s seeking further information from international authorities. Both the state and defence were unable to communicate with Duarte, as he claims he can’t speak English.

“He is not conversant with English. He is in fact Spanish speaking and an arrangement will have to be made for a Spanish interpreter to be present so proper instruction can be given, before even venturing into a formal bail application,” said defence attorney Asghar Mia.

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