IN PICTURES: Heartbreak and devastation as 6-year-old Stacey Adams is laid to rest

The murder of six-year-old Stacey Adams has sent shockwaves through the community of Mitchells Plain‚ Cape Town‚ and across the country.

The girl - described as a bubbly child who loved dancing - went missing from her home on Saturday. Her body was found on Sunday‚ buried in a hastily dug shallow grave.

A neighbour is a suspect in her murder.

On Tuesday‚ Stacey was mourned at her funeral. Grief‚ sorrow and sadness overflowed.

Sunday Times photographer Esa Alexander captured the emotions.

Six-year-old Stacey Adams was found in a shallow grave in Mitchells Plain on Sunday. The community burnt down the family home of an alleged suspect. Here are the details of the case.

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