Body of missing boy (4) found in a box at arrested suspect’s home, Warrenton

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Body of missing boy (4) found in a box at arrested suspect's home, Warrenton
Body of missing boy (4) found in a box at arrested suspect's home, Warrenton

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Major General Phiwe Mnguni has strongly condemned the murder of a 4-year-old boy. It is reported the boy was found in a box covered with a blanket at Ikhutseng in Warrenton on 9 October 2020.

It is alleged the boy left his home to a local tuckshop on 9 October 2020, at about 11:00 and did not return home. The boy was reported missing by the family at the local police station. An intensive search was launched and led by Captain Fourie of Warrenton SAPS.

Police followed up on information and the body of the deceased was found at the suspect’s house in Ikhutseng the same night. A 36-year-old suspect was arrested and motive has not yet been established. The suspect is not related to the deceased.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Warrenton Magistrates court on Monday, 12 October 2020.

Police investigations are continuing.

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