Schoolgirl allegedly raped before being murdered, body found in Elsburg

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    The body of a 15-year-old girl has been discovered in Elsburg. Photo: File Image

    The Elsburg police are appealing to the community for information which could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

    The body of a 15-year-old teenager from Dukathole was discovered on Friday in Elsburg.

    It is suspected that the victim was raped before she was murdered.

    Her body was discovered next to the bank of a river which runs between the N17 highway and Brug Street.

    “The victim’s body was covered with a bulk bag,” said Const Daphney Phooko, communications officer for the Elsburg SAPS.“She was last seen on Wednesday, between 7.30am and 8am, in Voortrekker Street in the Elsburg CBD.”

    No suspects have been arrested as yet.

    The police urge the community to come forward with any information about the crime.

    The Elsburg police can be contacted on 071 675 6894 or alternatively contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

    “All informants can remain anonymous and all information will be treated in the strictest confidence,” said Phooko.

    “Let us make our country a safe and secure environment for all.”

    By Germiston City News