Murder of girl (9), Bethelsdorp woman arrested

Murder of girl (9), Bethelsdorp woman arrested

A 25-year-old Bethelsdorp woman is in custody for the alleged murder of a 9-year-old girl allegedly committed on the afternoon of 28 March 2022, in Maitlands.

It is alleged that at about 09:00, on Monday, 28 March 2022, the suspect who is also the girlfriend to the deceased’s father, fetched the child from his house in Extension 28 in Bethelsdorp to take her for a haircut.

During the day, the suspect hitchhiked with the child, Quinisha Sebrand to Maitlands beach. It is further alleged that the child swam at the beach and at some time in the afternoon, she was strangled and left on the beach.

At about 21:00, the suspect went to the satellite police station in Sea View to report the incident. The body of the child was found at Maitlands beach.

The woman is detained on a charge of murder and the motive for the killing is not yet known.

She is expected to appear in the Gqeberha magistrate court on Thursday, 31 March 2022

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