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Community near Wellington in shock after missing boy (3) found dead in car

Diego Booysen and a four-year-old girl were found inside a vehicle on a property in Newtown this morning after they went missing yesterday.

Little Diego Booysen was found dead inside this car on Tuesday morning, 13 October 2020. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

NEW TOWN, Cape Town - A community near Wellington is in shock after a three-year-old boy was found dead in an old car metres from his home.

Diego Booysen and a four-year-old girl were found inside the vehicle on a property in Newtown on Tuesday morning after they went missing on Monday.

The girl was still alive and was taken to hospital for observation.

The grey car in which the children were found stands behind yellow police tape in a yard.

Booysen lives a few houses down the road.

While Eyewitness News was at the scene, the boy’s father returned from the Mbekweni Police Station where he met with investigators.

David Solomons was still in shock and disbelief.

He said that they searched for his son and the little girl at the car on Monday but didn't spot them.

Solomons said that someone has been taken into custody, but police had not confirmed this information.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.

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