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A woman’s lifeless body was found on Pretorius Street in Laezonia. Photo: CERT-SA

Family of a woman found BRUTALLY murdered with her infant lying next to her sought [Update]

Police request that anyone with information which can help them find the family of the woman found murdered in Laezonia, to come forward.

family of a woman

A woman’s lifeless body was found on Pretorius Street in Laezonia. Photo: CERT-SA

Gauteng police need the public’s assistance locating the family of the woman who was found murdered with her baby unharmed next to her in Laezonia.

The woman’s body was found on Friday, 27 May 2022 around 19:00, on Pretorius Street.


On the night the woman was found on a dirt road in Laezonia, her crying baby was found lying cold next to her. 

Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said community members reported that they heard gunshots which were followed by baby cries. 

“That triggered them to investigate what was happening. They made a gruesome discovery of a body of a woman in the bushes with her baby lying next to her,”

explained Masondo.

Community members immediately called the police and Emergency Services to the scene.

CERT-SA spokesperson, Ruan Heyns said when they arrived at the scene, they were quickly taken to the spot where the body of a woman was lying.

They found her little boy laying on top of her chest, crying hysterically.

“The baby was quickly assessed for signs of injury as there were bloodstains on the baby’s hands,”

said Heyns.

Furthermore, he said the baby was not injured in the incident and was just cold from laying outside for some time.

The woman believed to be in her late twenties was certified dead. 

Moreover, her child is still in a place of safety. 


Furthermore, police are searching for suspect/s involved in the brutal murder of the woman. 

Immediately after the woman’s body was found, the Acting Station Commander Captain Simon Maredi assembled a team of detectives to investigate.

“A case of murder was opened at Erasmia SAPS for further police investigation,”

added Masondo.

Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can help in the investigation and assist to locate the woman’s family to come forward. 

They are encouraged to call the investigating officer, Sergeant Lawrence Phaahla on 072 766 0088 or 012 370 1074/5.

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