Post mortem to determine cause of death of Paarl girl found under bed

2016-03-02 17:26
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Cape Town - A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in the home of a relative in Paarl, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Shamonique Claasen was found under a bed, wrapped in a blanket, on Monday evening, Captain FC van Wyk said.

Her mother reported her missing at the Paarl East police station on Sunday. Police and her relatives had failed to find her during a search that day.

A family member "picked up a smell" in their home the next day and found her body.

A 23-year-old suspect was taken in for questioning, Van Wyk said.

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