The body of missing 8-year-old girl from Katlehong was discovered on Monday in the Motlaung Section of Katlehong. The girl was reported missing by her mother on Sunday night. Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, spokesperson for the police, said members of the police was alerted that the body of the child had been found, allegedly behind a backroom in the Motlaung Section.
“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. “It has since been confirmed that the deceased girl had been reported missing by her mother on Sunday evening around 22:00.”
Brigadier Peters said that a case of murder has been opened and that police were investigation the circumstances surround the death of the girl. A post-mortem will be performed to determine the exact cause of her death.