Missing boy’s body found with socks stuffed in mouth

2013-11-05 13:42

The partly burnt body of an eight-year-old boy has been found in a field in the Ramaphosa informal settlement on Gauteng’s East Rand.

“The boy was found dead with socks stuffed in his mouth and a used condom was found next to his body,” Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said today.

The boy was reported missing yesterday at the Reiger Park Police Station.

He was last seen on Sunday evening playing with friends in the area.

His body was found yesterday afternoon by a man walking past the field in Ramaphosa. He alerted the police.

“The body matched the description of the boy who was reported missing earlier on Monday,” Mofokeng said.

A case of rape and murder had been opened. No arrests had been made.

The police appealed for any information that could help them find the perpetrator.

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