Missing boy found with slit throat

2012-11-13 10:55
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Johannesburg - The family of a missing 9-year-old boy found his body at the Tshwane state mortuary, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

His throat had been slit. Riaan Lebembe, a pupil at the Masakhane Primary School in Hammanskraal, disappeared last Tuesday on his way to school.

Police found a child's body in dense bush in Silvertondale on Friday.

"The child's mother told her employer last week that her son was missing," police spokesperson sergeant Portia Maleka said.

"The employer had read a report in Beeld about a missing child, and on Monday he asked the mother if she had found her child yet. When she said no, he referred her to the police."

The mother, who was not identified, sent her daughter, Johanna Lebembe, to the Silverton police station on Monday. Police took Lebembe to the mortuary, where she identified her brother.

Police suspected he was murdered elsewhere, before being dumped in Silvertondale.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Silverton police station on 012-8454047, Maleka requested.

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