South Africa 29.12.2014 01:02 pm

Remains of missing girl (3) found

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The remains of Rina Mosotho will be sent for a postmortem to ascertain the cause of her death and hopefully shed more light on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Her remains were found on Saturday night after she had been missing for more than three weeks, Lowvelder reported.

It was alleged a herder found parts of her skeleton on a mountain cliff.

Mosotho was visiting relatives when she disappeared while playing with other children at the homestead on the farm in Spoelklippies in Mpumalanga.

Captain Pottie Potgieter said one of the officers involved in the search and rescue operation reported that the toddler and other children had left their grandfather’s house to play at another relative’s house several 100 metres away.

“When the other children told Mosotho that they were going back to the grandfather’s house as it was almost supper time, she did not want to accompany them and stayed behind,” said Potgieter.

When supper was about to be served, her grandfather started to look for her, Potgieter said.

It was then the children told him that Mosotho had stayed behind.

After a search, Mosotho was not found and was reported missing.

Last month, a missing woman was found with her throat slit near the Shongweni Dam in KwaZulu-Natal.

Nalin Naidoo (35) was believed to have been dropped off at the Malvern Park Mall by her husband, a local businessman.

Malvern police spokesperson Warrant Officer Radhika Marimuthu said when she did not return after four hours, he opened a missing person’s report at the police station.

The case was registered and sent to all surrounding police stations.

The following day, Kwa-Ndengezi police discovered the body of a woman in the veld near the Shongweni Dam, which fit Naidoo’s description.

– Caxton News Service

 

 

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