Missing Katlehong girl, 8, found dead behind backroom

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An investigation is under way following the discovery of the lifeless body of a missing 8-year-old girl in Katlehong on the East Rand on Monday.

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, members of the Katlehong North police station were alerted that the body of a child had been found in Motloung Section in Katlehong.

"On arrival at the scene, police found the little girl's body behind a backroom. Paramedics certified the child dead on the scene," Peters said.

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"It has since been confirmed that the deceased girl had been reported missing by her mother on Sunday evening around 22:00."

Peters said a case of murder has been opened as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the child. A post-mortem will further determine the exact course of her death, she said.

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