Courtney Pieters's body found in shallow grave
Three-year-old Pieters went missing last week Thursday and was last seen playing in a street near her home in Elsies River.
CAPE TOWN – The body of missing three-year-old Courtney Pieters has been found in a shallow grave in Epping.
Pieters went missing last week Thursday and was last seen playing in a street near her home in Elsies River.
It was a heartbreaking scene in Pluto Street where dozens of Elsies River residents had gathered outside the child's home to show support.
Inside, the girl's siblings sobbed uncontrollably while her parents were in an upstairs bedroom in a state of shock.
Just a few days ago, Juanita Pieters pleaded for the safe return of her daughter.
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Forensic tests are needed to confirm that it is the missing girl's body, but her family members have identified her clothes.