Body may be Kiana Williams

A pathology report will reveal whether a decomposed body is the missing eight-year-old.

A picture by the Pink Ladies organisation for missing children shows eight-year-old Kiana Williams, who was reported missing on Thursday 13 June 2013. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape's Forensic Pathology Services at the weekend said the results of a pathology report on the body of a child found in the Zeekoevlei area will be handed over to police this week.

Police found the body, which is thought to be that of missing eight-year-old Kiana Williams, on Thursday last week.

A postmortem was carried out the following day.

Pathology services' Zolani Zenzile said, "Immediately when the results are available they will be handed over to the search investigating officer and the families."

The little girl disappeared about six weeks ago. She was last seen playing with friends at the Phumlani Village informal settlement.

Her mother told police she realised her daughter was missing when she returned home after giving birth, saying she left her daughter in the care of her mother and boyfriend.

Meanwhile, a prayer service will be held for little Kiana at the Zeekoevlei Primary School on Monday.

Teachers and pupils will gather at around 12:30 to pray for the eight-year-old who has been described as a shy, caring and loving child who had the ability to make everyone laugh.

Her former teacher told Eyewitness News some of her classmates are still traumatised by her disappearance.

"Some of them have been with Kiana for two years and after a while some of them started talking saying they feel heartsore."