Durban - The body of a little boy found in Longbury, Phoenix has been positively identified as that of 9-year-old Miguel Louw. The Daily News understands the family has been informed of the DNA results.
Miguel went missing on July 17 when he w as last seen walking home from his Rippon Road School in Sydenham.
According to a source close to the investigation, the family was informed that the DNA results were positive.
When approached for comment on Wednesday, Miguel's aunt, Nadia Omarjee, declined to comment. She said that she was on her way to her parents' house and was unsure of the details.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele confirmed on Wednesday evening that the DNA has been confirmed as Miguel's.
"It has been formally confirmed that the body of the child that was found at Longberry Drive last week, is that of Miguel Louw who was reported missing in July," she said.
Miguel's body was found metres away from Ebrahim's home in Phoenix.
He was last seen with Miguel at a local KFC by CCTV cameras at the eatery.
He was granted R2500 bail but was unable to come up with the money and remains behind bars.
This is a developing story.