Kidnapping: Girl (14) murdered and dumped in pit toilet

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Kidnapping: Girl (14) murdered and dumped in pit toilet
Kidnapping: Girl (14) murdered and dumped in pit toilet

A 19-year-old man is due to appear in court on Wednesday 23 September 2020, in connection with a case involving a 14-year-old teenage girl who was murdered and her body found dumped in a pit toilet over the weekend.

The young girl was last seen by her family on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 and her family only realized that there was something bad which might have happened to her the next day after they received threatening messages via cell phone as well as a demand for ransom in exchange for her release. The family then notified the police who opened a case of kidnapping and an investigation began.

On Saturday, 19 September 2020, her lifeless body was discovered by a family member inside a pit-toilet at her residence. Police were notified about the discovery and upon arrival at the scene, they opened a murder case. The police on 22 September 2020, worked tirelessly in search for her killers and made a breakthrough by arresting a suspect who has been fingered in the case. It is believed that the girl might have been drugged prior to her death, however a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Meanwhile the man is expected to appear at the Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 23 September 2020, facing a charge of murder. Police cannot rule out a possibility of adding more charges upon the suspect.

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