Decomposed Toddler’s Body Found in the bag Chopped into Pieces along the N1


By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE- A dismembered body of a toddler was found in a black bag that was abandoned along the N1 road next to Shell Altra City filling station and Protea Hotel south of Polokwane on Thursday 19 May 2022 at around 07h50 in the morning.

The Westenburg Police received an alert from a passer-by regarding the abandoned bag along the N1 road.

On arrival at the scene the Police found the toddler’s mutilated body in a black bag which had “Sport Ruixinga” , written on the side.

The child was wearing a blue tracksuit with white stripes and a pair of black baby’s shoes. The Police also found a pink baby’s blanket, a towel and a blue and white sarong.

Preliminary Police investigations revealed that the deceased was chopped with an unknown object before being put in a bag.

The toddler also had a bandage wrapped around his left leg and left arm and was already in a state of decomposition. The victim could be aged between 02 and 03 years.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has appealed to Community members to assist the investigators in tracking down the heartless perpetrators of this horrendous crime and also in the identification of the deceased as well as locating the parents.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Warrant Officer Patrick Pila on 082 759 5001, the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station.

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