Young mother arrested for gruesome murder of her two young daughters

Young mother arrested for gruesome murder of her two young daughters

The Police in Gauteng have arrested a 25-year old woman for the murder of her two daughters between the ages of 5 and 8.

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Police discovered the two bodies of girls in an abandoned building in Atteridgeville, Extension 7 a week ago.


The bodies were burn beyond recognition.


Gauteng police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters says at the time of discovery, the deceased were unknown with little to no information about the circumstances surrounding their horror deaths.


No one had come forward to report missing children or assist in determining their identities.


"A priority investigation unfolded owing to the fact that this was a brutal crime committed against minors, and within about two days police had valuable information that assisted in determining that the deceased were siblings, and also led to the arrest on Sunday, 07 February 2021, of a 25-year-old woman at Stadium Plaza shopping centre in Atteridgeville," says Peters.

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The woman was confirmed as the siblings’ mother.


She appeared in the Attridgeville Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on a charge of murder.


"The case has been remanded to 15 February 2021 while the suspect remains in custody," adds Peters.

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