Diepsloot murders: Police seek 4th suspect

2013-10-16 09:15
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Johannesburg - Three people have been taken in for questioning in connection with the kidnapping and murder of two small girls in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, Gauteng police confirmed on Wednesday.

Police are also searching for a fourth person, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

A possible link between the murders of young girls in Diepsloot is also being investigated. In September, a 5-year-old girl was found dead in the same area.

"It is suspected that she was sexually violated and strangled. A suspect who was taken in for questioning relating to the murder was later released," Dlamini said.

He said although police suspected that the two girls were strangled, they would wait for the post-mortem results to confirm how they died.

Protest

He said the area was calm following protests by residents on Tuesday, when angry residents took to the streets and blocked roads in the township.

The two little girls, aged 2 and 3, were reported missing at the weekend.

Their bodies were discovered by a resident in a toilet cubicle on Tuesday morning.

A team of detectives has been appointed to investigate the murders, said Dlamini.

 

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