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Johannesburg - A Soweto child reported missing earlier in the week has been found dead in a dustbin, police said on Sunday.
“We were searching for the child until yesterday (Saturday) evening,” police spokesman Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.
The boy, 11, from Jabavu, in Soweto, went missing last Sunday night. His family informed the police on Monday.
On Saturday evening, the boy's father noticed a strange smell in his garage.
He found the boy, dead, sitting face down in the dustbin. The body had decomposed. The cause of death was unknown.
“We have opened an inquest and we are investigating, as we don't know what transpired,” Makhubela said. - Sapa