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Pieters family visit site where Courtney’s body was found

Three-year-old Courtney Pieters' body was discovered in a shallow grave in Epping on Saturday.

Three-year-old Courtney Pieters went missing last week, her body was discovered in a shallow grave on Saturday 13 May 2017. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Family of an Elsies River girl, Courtney Pieters, have visited the site where her body was found.

The three-year-old's body was discovered in a shallow grave in Epping on Saturday.

A large crowd has gathered and community members are laying down flowers in memory of the young girl.

A section of a road in Bofors Circle has been cordoned off to regulate entry to the site where the girl's body was found.

A mother from neighbouring Bishop Lavis made her way here to support the family.

“I thought what about my children? What if it happened to my children one day? So I thought today I am standing here to give my prayer to those parents that they must be strong.”

WATCH: Elsies River community stand together after missing girl's body found

The family has requested residents not be allowed access to the crime scene.

No arrests have been made.