Kidnapped teen’s body found dumped in a pit toilet – family member arrested

The lifeless body of a kidnapped teen has been found dumped in a pit toilet in her home, police have arrested a family member arrested

Police have arrested a relative aged 19 years old in connection with a case involving a 14-year-old teenage girl who was murdered and her body found dumped in a pit toilet over the weekend.

Police revealed that the deceased was last seen by her family on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 and her family only realized that there was something bad which might have happened to her the next day after they received threatening messages via cell phone as well as a demand for ransom in exchange for her release.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi explained that police were then notified who opened a case of kidnapping and an investigation began.

“On Saturday, 19 September 2020, her lifeless body was discovered by a family member inside a pit-toilet at her residence. Police were notified about the discovery and upon arrival at the scene, they opened a murder case. We worked tirelessly in search of her killers and made a breakthrough today by arresting a suspect who has been fingered in the case. It is believed that the girl might have been drugged prior to her death, however, a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” added Hlathi.

The suspect is facing a charge of murder. Police cannot rule out the possibility of adding more charges upon the suspect.