Investigation into the suspicious death of a 2-year-old girl

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Officials are investigating the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a two-year-old girl in Lawley, close to Johannesburg. It is reported that the girl died after consuming an unknown substance given to her by her father. 

“It is reported that on Thursday, 25 March 2021 the deceased went with both her parents to the bushes to collect firewood where her father gave her something to eat,” stated  Captain Mavela Masondo.

The mother and daughter returned home without the father. The following morning the mother noticed that the little girl was not breathing and that she was foaming at the mouth.

The little girl was certified dead on Friday, 26 March 2021. Masondo concluded that, “A post mortem and toxicology test will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.”

Police are searching for the 40-year-old father who has disappeared since the incident.