Heinz Park Girl, 14, found raped and murdered

The Grade 7 pupil at Northwood Primary School was well-known in the community for her friendly nature
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A Heinz Park family is in agony after their 14 year old daughter was found raped and murdered at her grandmothers’ backyard.

According to a Daily Voice report, Janika Mallo was found with her head bashed in and “her brain leaking” from the left side of her face shortly after 8am.

The girl’s dungarees had been pulled down, and it is understood she had been raped before being bashed with a concrete block over the head.

The traumatised mother, who couldn’t stop crying, on Sunday said her last interaction with her daughter had been on Saturday about 6pm when they had had an argument.

“I smacked her in her face and told her she cannot go to the soccer club’s event in Portland, and that was the last I saw her alive,” she says.

Police spokesperson Captian FC van Wyk confirmed the murder case,

The circumstances surrounding the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found on Sunday at 8.17am, lying in the backyard of a premises in Chapini Street, Heinz Park, Samora Machel is under investigation.

A murder case was registered for investigation. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Crime scene experts are on the scene combing the scene for clues. Detectives are following all leads to solve this case.

More: Daily Voice

 

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