Baby’s body found on N12, police investigate murder

POTCHEFSTROOM - Police in Stilfontein are investigating a murder case after a 13-day-old baby boy's lifeless body was found along the N12 road near Stilfontein outside Klerksdorp.

According to reports, police were called on Saturday, 1 January 2022, by a motorist who informed them about an infant he saw along the N12 road. The infant whose hands and legs were tied with a plastic bag, was found wearing a grey trouser with a white vest and covered with a cloth. Preliminary investigation revealed that the baby had bruises on the body. No arrest has been effected at this stage and investigation into the matter continues.

The police request anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation, to contact Stilfontein Detective Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Johannes Mokgosi on 082 416 1303 or call South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via My SAPS App.

Source: South African Police Service