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Boy's burnt remains found in trench

Kimberley - A man has been arrested after the burnt remains of his baby boy were found in a trench in Galeshewe, Kimberley on Sunday, Northern Cape police said.

The 27-year-old father was charged with murder, Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana said.

File photo: AP

Police believed the one-year-old may have been murdered on Thursday, and the father reported him missing the next day in an attempt to mislead them. The toddler's mother raised suspicions after she told police she did not believe the father's story about the boy going missing. Local residents found the body after noticing the smell.

“He was wrapped in a towel and burned not far away from their house,” said Tawana.

The man would appear in the Galeshewe Magistrate's Court on Monday. -Sapa

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