Body of missing 5-year-old found on Randfontein farm

2015-12-29 15:10
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Johannesburg - The body of a little boy, who went missing on Sunday, was found on Tuesday in a water-filled ditch on a Randfontein farm, Gauteng police said.
"We found the body of the 5-year-old in a trench on the farm where he went missing," said spokesperson Appel Ernst.
She said that, while Mathew Olivier was found in the water, the exact cause of his death could not be confirmed until an autopsy was completed.
Olivier went missing after going to play at his grandparent’s residence on the Groenplaas farm on Sunday in the late afternoon.
When his parents called him for supper, he had disappeared.

On Tuesday, Ernst said that the area where his body was located was very narrow and police divers were needed to access it.

She said it had been raining heavily in the week, causing the ditch to become water-logged.

The boy's family was receiving counselling.

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