Recently, there was news doing rounds in search of a 1 year old baby boy who went missing. However, the body of the baby whose name is Orderick Lucas was found in a drain. The drain is located near his grandmothers house in Eersteriver, where the baby was discovered.
“It can’t be him!” Davedine Lucas wailed meters away from the body of her 22-month-old son as his remains were removed from a drain in Melton Rose, Cape Town, by forensic services on Tuesday night.
Neighbors held on to her as her legs gave in while standing inside the cordoned-off crime scene, nine days after she last saw her baby boy. However, locals threatened to “hand out justice”, blaming her for her youngest child’s death.
Children playing in Wittebol Street, where little Orderick Lucas lived, had kicked their ball into a nearby drain. When they tried to retrieve it, they saw the tiny body, swarming with flies.