Murder couple arrested

A KATLEHONG couple has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 4-year-old girl, whose body had been mutilated

The Gauteng organised crime unit arrested the 49-year-old husband and his 51-year-old wife after following up on information they had received since the girl disappeared two years ago.

The body of the girl was found dumped on September 26 2009 near Cash and Carry in Katlehong.

Police spokesperson Captain Katleho Mogale said when the girl's body was found, her eye and parts of her body had been removed.

"Police recovered some of the human tissue in which the initial tests confirmed that they belonged to the 4-year-old," Mogale said.

The police are not ruling out the possibility of the suspects being linked to other cases with the same modus operandi that have occurred in the area.

Mogale said the couple would appear in court on charges of murder, kidnapping and possession of human tissues.

She said the couple would appear in the Katlehong or Germiston magistrate's court either today or tomorrow.