Sunday, February 18, 2024

Suspect taken in for questioning regarding murder of Eerste River girl

A 19-year-old suspect has been taken in for questioning in connection with the death of Monneashia Prins of Eerste River. The 11-year old girl’s body was found in a canal near Ithemba Farms last Saturday, a day after she went missing

photo supplied: Monneashia Prins

Monneashia disappeared last Friday and was last seen wearing her grey school pants and a pink hoodie.

“The victim was covered in mud and was declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,’’ said Sergeant Wesley Twigg.

He said a missing persons report for Monneashia was only filed last Sunday.

By Tuesday, police confirmed that the unidentified body found was that of the missing primary school learner.

“It was established that the body that was found was that of the child that was reported missing. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation,’’ he added.

“We can confirm that a 19-year-old man was taken in for questioning regarding the murder, rape and kidnapping of the 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a canal last Saturday in Old Faure Road, Eerste River. He will appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court once he has been charged,’’ Twigg added.


Done by: Mitchum George

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