Murdered toddlers 'may have been raped'

2013-10-15 11:19
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Johannesburg police are investigating the murder of two young girls, who went missing over the weekend. The children were killed in separate incidents and discovered on Monday. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - The two toddlers found dead in a toilet cubicle in extension one, Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday were reported missing at the weekend, Gauteng police said.

The case was reported on Saturday by the parents, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

The two girls were aged 2 and 3.

Their bodies were discovered by a community member on Tuesday morning, Dlamini said.

According to Beeld, bystanders said the bodies were naked and bloodied, and it was believed that they had been raped.

Eyewitness News reported that the girls were last seen walking with an unknown man in the area on Saturday and may have been raped.

The crime scene was cordoned off on Tuesday morning and a number of police and forensic pathology officers are at the scene.

According to eNCA, the toddlers were found near the spot where 5-year-old Anelisa Mkhondo's body was found underneath rubble on 9 September.

Police have refused to comment on whether they believe the murders are linked.

There have been no arrests.

 

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