Body of 4-year-old girl found in drain in Eldos

2017-09-28 16:13
SA police. (Antonio Muchave, Gallo Images, File)

SA police. (Antonio Muchave, Gallo Images, File)

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Johannesburg - Police have opened a case of murder following the discovery of the body of a 4-year-old girl in a drain in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg on Wednesday night.

One suspect has been taken in for questioning.

Police Captain Kay Makhubela told News24 that the family of the child had opened a missing person's report on Wednesday when they could not find the girl in the late afternoon.

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Makhubela said that police and community members in the area went out looking for the child.

"Someone pointed at the drain and suggested that the body may be in there. The body of the little girl was found in the drain with wounds. We have opened a case of murder, and possibly rape," he said.

Makhubela told News24 that although one suspect had been taken in for questioning, he suspected that there may be more than one suspect.

Investigations are continuing.

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