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10-year-old Port Alfred boy found dead under mysterious circumstances

Dec 21, 2016
10-year-old Port Alfred boy found dead under mysterious circumstances

Port Alfred police have opened an inquest docket after the body of a 10-year-old boy was found dead on Tuesday following a visit to a traditional ceremony on Friday.

"It is alleged that the 10-year-old victim left home on Friday with four other boys to attend a traditional ceremony at a nearby farm," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"There, they consumed alcohol and on Saturday morning they headed home.

"The victim sat down next to an unoccupied farm house promising his friends to follow them, but he didn't."

On Tuesday, the grandmother, whom victim lived with enquired in the whereabouts of her grandson. 

"The four friends decided to search for him and  found him where they left him next to the unoccupied farmhouse! The body was found at the Trikwakwa farm in the Seafield area," she said.

"An inquest  docket has been opened for investigation. No foul play suspected at this stage."