Suspect held after teen’s burned body found in NW

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Following an intensive investigation, a 32-year-old man was arrested on Sunday evening.

The burned body of a 15-year-old girl was found in an open veld in Jouberton near Klerksdorp, North West police said on Monday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said the body was discovered on Sunday, at Extension 7, in the bushes.

“The minor was last seen on Friday [12 May 2017], when her grandmother sent her to one of the neighbours. She did not come back home and a missing person case was eventually reported to the police on Saturday.”

He said following an intensive investigation, a 32-year-old man was arrested on Sunday evening at Extension 7, Jouberton.

He was expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, facing a charge of murder.

African News Agency (ANA)

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