Body of four-year-old girl found in dam in the Boland
By Mandisi Tyulu
28 October 2008
This morning at about 07h00, the partially clothed body of a four year old girl Abranesia Pass was found by relatives in a dam about 400 meters from her home on De Krome Fountain Farm in Wellington.
She was last seen just outside their house at about 18h45 and she was reported missing to police at about 20h30 last night.
A search was conducted with the assistance of Police Dog Unit until 03h30 this morning. Her body was found at the time when the search was scheduled to resume this morning.
Police senior superintendent Billy Jones says, a preliminary investigation by the pathologist on the scene indicates that she died as a result of suffocation. Blood was also found on her mouth and lower body. A Post mortem will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.
“A case-docket of Murder and Rape is being investigated. A man in his late twenties was taken in for questioning last night while the search was still underway.”