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Appeal for leads after 11-year-old Algoa Park boy's body found at dump

Sep 24, 2019
Appeal for leads after 11-year-old Algoa Park boy's body found at dump

Port Elizabeth - The attack on helpless and innocent children is serious and the South African Police Service is calling on the communities to assist with information regarding the murder of an 11-year-old boy and the apprehension of the suspect/s in the case.

"It is alleged that on Monday, at approximately 07:30, Algoa Park police responded to a complaint of a body found at a dumping site in Kerk Street, Missionvale," described police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"The body of Eugene Commons from Kahn Grounds was pointed out by the community."

According to the community, the boy was last seen at about 17:00 walking with his friends in the street.

"His parents alleged that he often stayed over with friends and did not worry when he did not go home," said Capt Van Rensburg..

"Visible injuries were noticed around his neck as well as burn marks on his face and stomach.

"A post mortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

"A case of murder is under investigation and motive is yet to be established."

She said that anyone, who can assist police in their investigation, is asked to contact Capt Henk Rall on 082 302 6419 or 041 409 1007/1014 at SAPS Algoa Park.

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