Body of missing girl (3) found dumped in bin in Orange Farm

It’s understood the grim discovery was made by a man who was combing through some of the waste earlier in the afternoon.

FILE: Police said it was unclear how the toddler died, but opened a murder case. Picture: Pexels.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have found a body of a three-year-old girl dumped in a bin in Lakeview in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday.

It’s understood the grim discovery was made by a man who was combing through some of the waste earlier in the afternoon.

Police said it was unclear how the toddler died, but opened a murder case.

Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said: “The body was of a child who was reported missing yesterday [Wednesday]. A search for the child by the community found her killed, and no one has been arrested yet. Police are calling on anyone who might have information [about the incident] to call the nearest police station or call 08600 10111.”

On Wednesday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa condemned gender-based violence in the country, saying 21 women and children had been killed in just two weeks.

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