Friday, 21 February 2020
Botshabelo: A ten-year-old girl was found dead inside a shack in Section H, Botshabelo last week Thursday, 13 February 2020. A neighbour alerted police following of a foul smell that was coming from a nearby shack.
Police responded immediately and found a dead body of a ten-year-old girl. It was later discovered that the deceased was reported missing on the 09 February 2020 after he was last seen around 10:00 coming from a local shop in Section G, Botshabelo.
Police conducted a preliminary investigation and it emerged that the shack owner is currently in Pretoria but she left a couple to look after her shack. The couple was last seen on the 10 February 2020.
Detective Constable Lephui Khumalo contacted the family of the missing girl and they identified the victim as their missing grand-daughter. A case of murder was opened for investigation and anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects, is requested to contact Detective Constable Khumalo on (051) 531 5805.
Police further appeals to community members not to take law into their own hands upon seeing the couple but rather alert the police.