Monday, 17 August 2020

Bultfontein: A 13 year old girl’s life ended mysteriously after visiting her grandmother in Bultfontein. This teenager’s body was found on Thursday 13 August 2020 next to R708 near Phahameng, Bultfontein.

It is alleged that on Wednesday; 12 August 2020, a teenager left her home to visit her grandmother who resides about 400 meters from her home. It is currently not clear whether she arrived at the grandmother’s house or not, but she never returned home.

Her mother allegedly went out to search for her but could not succeed. She reported the matter to the police on the next day; Thursday 13 August 2020. Sadly, she was later called about a girl who was found murdered and that happened to be her young daughter.

Police were called to the crime scene after a community member reported a body lying in an open space near the R708 road. The victim was found with her hands and legs fastened with a wire which seemed to have been used to strangle her. She also had some blood stains on her face.

It is not clear whether she was raped or not at this stage. However, postmortem will be conducted to find out the cause of death as well as confirmation if she was raped or not. The suspects are still at large.

The investigation officer of this case, Constable Donald Kumalo requests community members to assist in tracing the suspect(s) of this brutal murder. He can be contacted on the following number 071 470 8303 or alternatively Sergeant Oupa Tshabalala on 083 594 7168.