Missing child's body found in E Cape

2012-04-29 22:18

Johannesburg - The body of a 6-year-old girl from Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape was found by police just a few hundred metres from her home, police said on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said Anelisiwe Sous had been missing since Friday. She lived with her family on a farm near Humansdorp.

Naidu said police suspected the child had been raped as some of her clothes were missing. There were also bruise marks around her neck.

"A post mortem will be done on Monday to determine cause of death," said Naidu.

The child's mother noticed she was gone at suppertime on Friday and became worried. The community searched into the night, but could not find her.

"Police were notified on Saturday morning and joined the search. Police then found her body close to her home," Naidu said.

Three teenage boys from another community are being questioned by police, but have not been charged.

"The teenagers were seen on the farm on Friday," said Naidu.

- SAPA
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