The Ermelo police in Mpumalanga have appealed to anyone withinformation that can connect cops with the family of the body of amurdered 16-year-old girl.

The body was found in a ditch near the Mpumalanga Stadium in Wesseltontown by residents who alerted cops on Saturday morning.Ermelo police spokesman Carla Prinsloo told 013NEWS on Tuesday: “Weare asking anyone with information that can help identify the girl orassist us with investigations to call us immediately”.

A black jean as well as a black and white striped T-shirt and blackschool shoes were found next to the naked body. Police suspect thechild had been raped first before she was strangled on the night.

“There was still no information yet but we believe before the weekends we will be receiving some feedback from the community with theinformation and with the help of the media to identify the girl andfind her family and bring to books those who committed the crime”,said Prinsloo.

Anyone with information should call Captain Khanyile on 082 373 8389or Captain Prinsloo on 079 891 4813.

(edited by MM)