Hijack victim’s mom to view ID parade

2014-07-22 11:30
Taegrin Morris (File, Facebook)

Taegrin Morris (File, Facebook)

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Johannesburg - Gauteng police are still investigating the hijacking which led to the death of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg, after a man was questioned.

"The man was not taken into custody as a suspect and was questioned as an ordinary citizen," Colonel Noxolo Kweza said on Tuesday.

The little boy's mother, Chantel Morris, will view in an identity parade later on Tuesday, Eyewitness News reported.

No arrests were made and police were still searching for the hijackers.

On Monday, Kweza said police hoped the man questioned would be able to provide information which could help the investigation.

She denied a report that a man linked to the hijacking had handed himself over.

Taegrin dragged along for a few kilometres

Taegrin died after being dragged for a long distance behind a hijacked car on Saturday night.

He had just got into a VW Golf with his mother and sister in Reiger Park when the family was approached by three men.

They ordered the trio to get out of the vehicle.

"The 4-year-old was left in his safety belt. They [the hijackers] got in the car and drove away," Lieutenant Colonel Khensane Magoai said.

Magoai said it was unclear how it happened but the boy was then dragged along, hanging outside the car door by his safety belt.

"He was dragged along until Boksburg. The hijackers then abandoned the vehicle and the boy was dead."

Police had offered a reward of R50 000 for information on the hijacking.

- SAPA
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