Police: Missing Gaza toddler murdered by uncle
Published Thursday 06/02/2014 (updated) 08/02/2014 17:40
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A toddler from the Gaza Strip who was reported missing in December was murdered by her uncle, police said Thursday.
The body of Hadeel al-Souri was found on Tuesday after her family reported her missing a month earlier. Her body was found buried in an area two kilometers from her house in al-Nuseirat, near Gaza City.
Police arrested her uncle after passersby reported three men digging in a deserted area. The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to the crime scene to reenact how he killed his niece.
He told police that he smothered the young girl to death, although the the motive behind the murder is unclear.