Shock find at fam­ily home

Grocott's Mail - - NEWS - By KUHLE NGQEZANA

A bad smell and a dog sniff­ing at a dust-cov­ered bun­dle led a Gra­ham­stown fam­ily to a hor­ri­fy­ing dis­cov­ery in their back gar­den on Tues­day 20 De­cem­ber.

The owner of the home, who asked not to be iden­ti­fied, said a ten­ant called her around to alert her to some­thing that was dif­fi­cult to iden­tify, and smelled bad.

“I was called by a girl who lives in my yard at the back of my house and that is where we found the baby,” the home owner said. “We im­me­di­ately called the po­lice.”

The girl told her land­lady that she'd no­ticed a foul smell com­ing from some­where near the back of the yard, where she then dis­cov­ered a dog sniff­ing at some­thing that was cov­ered in dust and that she could not iden­tify.

“At first we also did not know what we had just found,” the owner said.

"That is when I called a man who was pass­ing by to come and help us iden­tify what it was. We no­ticed that it was a hu­man when we re­alised there were nails and two legs we then im­me­di­ately con­tacted the au­thor­i­ties.”

Po­lice ar­rived and con­ducted in­ter­views on the scene.

Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Mali con­firmed that an in­quest docket had been opened fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery of the body of a child.

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