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Curburne van Wyk: Suspect arrested

Police say the suspect was cornered in Germiston today and will be charged with murder soon.

Curburne van Wyk's partially burnt body was discovered on a mine dump at the weekend. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have confirmed a suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of three-year-old Curburne van Wyk.

The child was abducted from his home in Reiger Park a week ago.

He was last seen with a man known as Katlego Phoku, also known as 'Chicken', who had since disappeared from the area.

Van Wyk's partially burnt body was discovered on a mine dump in the area at the weekend.

His father Elroy Peterson positively identified his son's body on Monday.

The police's Noxolo Kweza says the suspect was cornered in Germiston today and will be charged with murder soon.

"We were looking for the suspect since the child went missing and the suspect's photo was publicised."

Last week, the hunt for the suspected intensified when community members vowed to take the law into their own hands.

Residents also joined in on the police's search.

Video: Community unites after van Wyk's death.