Police Update Baby John Doe
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM SAPS PHOENIX
SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
DATE : 2018-09-04
SUBJECT : DECOMPOSED BODY FOUND
On Monday 2018-09-03 at about 14:00, Warrant Officer D Ellis and Sergeant D Chetty and K9 Ghost of the Durban Dog Unit stumbled on the decomposed body of a male of approximately 10 years old.
It is alleged by the members that on the above date and time, they were in pursuit of an Attempted Robbery suspects who had allegedly ran into the dense bush on Longbury drive, Phoenix. The members had responded to a complaint where it is alleged that the suspects had attempted to rob a shop and stabbed the complainant on the head.
The members accompanied by members of VIP Protection services proceeded into the bush in search of the suspects. K9 Ghost who was with his handler then suddenly diverted from the path resulting in the handler Sergeant D Chetty following the K9 which lead him to the decomposed body of the unknown male. Sergeant Chetty then contacted the Provincial Task team and gave them the information of their discovery, describing the clothing of the deceased. The deceased was attired in Rippon Primary school uniform. It is therefore suspected that the deceased is the missing child Miguel Louw for Sydenham, although this has not been confirmed yet and only a forensic report will establish this. All the necessary departments were contacted and present at the scene. The family of the deceased were also present at the scene and were requested to go the mortuary on Tuesday 2018-09-04.
CAPTAIN L NAIDOO
SAPS : PHOENIX