A four-year-old girl, Shaynice Talla’s lifeless body was found dumped in a drain in Eldorado Park‚ Extension 2 in Johannesburg‚ South Africa.
Shaynice Talla’s body was found an hour after her family reported her missing to the Police.
Shaynice’s aunt, Nita Mackay, said she knew something was wrong when her niece didn’t meet her at the corner of the road after work.
“When I got home I noticed she wasn’t there. Her mother thought she was with her granny but her grandmother said she hadn’t seen her since 4.30pm. Then we started looking‚”
Mackay and Tella’s mother, Samantha, went to report to the police while the community also began a search for her.
The four-year-old was later found in a drain, with her little legs sticking out.
However, Mackay said that she believed that her niece was not raped adding that when the mortuary van came to take her out of the drain her pants were not stained with blood.
She said her head was found smashed with something like a brick.
She further revealed that Talla’s six-year-old niece‚ Makayla Lee‚ was also found murdered at the same spot on a koppie in Eldorado Park‚ Extension 2 in Johannesburg.
The suspect was later found hiding behind bricks near the body, the community alleged that he always lurked around the corner where the body was found.
Eldorado Park community leader and anti-drug activist Dereleen James told TimesLIVE that the community has a high rate of drugs’ usage adding that it was the reason for the high rate of crime.
Police have confirmed that an autopsy revealed that Talla died from lack of oxygen to the brain due to her head injury. She was not raped.
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