Man held for suspected murder of 9-year-old girl

2015-03-14 13:26


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Polokwane - A man suspected of killing a nine-year-old girl in Medingen village near Tzaneen has been arrested for murder, Limpopo police said on Saturday.

Ria Letsoalo was allegedly kidnapped while sleeping with her seven-year-old brother during the night while their mother was away attending a funeral on 6 March, said Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

When the mother arrived back home the following day, she found that the door had been broken down and that Ria was missing.

She alerted police and a search ensued.

The man, believed to be the woman's boyfriend, was arrested on Friday along Modjadjiskloof and Polokwane road attempting to flee to Gauteng, Ngoepe said.

Letsoalo's body was found buried in a shallow grave outside the village.

The man would appear before the Bolobedu Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of housebreaking, murder and kidnapping.

A post-mortem would determine what the cause of death was, as the motive of the killing was unknown.

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