Body of missing girl positively identified

Madira Selota disappeared from her East Rand home on Sunday and was reported missing by her parents.

The body of a five-year-old girl has been discovered in the Phomolong Township on the East Rand. Picture: Sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have now positively identified the body of a five-year-old girl who was discovered in the Phomolong Township earlier this afternoon as Madira Selota.

Selota disappeared from her East Rand home on Sunday and was reported missing by her parents.

Her body was discovered this afternoon.

The forensic team has just arrived in the township where the body of the child was found a few hours ago.

The cause of death has not yet been released.

A crowd has gathered at the scene.

Police are still investigating the incident and say they are waiting for a post-mortem and won't speculate further.