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Malabar teen hands himself in for killing eight-year-old boy, police investigating

Oct 10, 2017
Malabar teen hands himself in for killing eight-year-old boy, police investigating

Police in Port Elizabeth are investigating a case of murder after the body of an 8-year-old boy was found on Monday morning, at about 08:30, at Extention 6, Malabar near a dam.

"The body was found by school children, who reported it to the police," said police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans.

"The deceased sustained open wounds to the head.

"He was identified by his brother as Jamaine Jonathan from Extention 6 Malabar."

Warrant Officer Labans said that a 16-year-old boy handed himself over to police after the discovery of the body.

"It is alleged that the boy was in the company of the suspect and other people on Sunday afternoon," he added. 

"Motive for the killing is unknown at this stage.

"Police are investigating a case of murder."