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2014-07-23 08:48

LITTLE TAEGRIN MORRIS: Only four years old but three heartless hijackers dragged him, attached to a seat belt, for kilometres. Now there's R100 000 on their heads. Image: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Each of the men responsible for dragging little Taegrin Morris to his death behind a hijacked car now has a R100 000 target on his back.

That's double the original reward offered.

The four-year-old was getting into a VW Golf with his mother, father and sister in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg, when three men approached them. The boy was caught in a seat belt as they forced his parents out of the car at gunpoint and drove off.


Taegrin was hauled away behind the car, pleading: "Help me, mommy!", and dragged for eight kilometres. His dismembered body was later found beside the stolen, but by then abandoned, Golf.

Police on Tuesday doubled the reward offered for information that would lead to the arrest of his killers - and they are just not worth protecting.

Police Colonel Noxolo Kweza said: "We are confident that we will make an arrest pretty soon."

She also appealed to the public not to take the law into their own hands.

Kweza declined to comment on a report that one of the hijackers was pointed out in an identity parade and also on Tuesday (July 22 2014) she denied a report that a man linked to the hijacking had handed himself over.

She said a man questioned about the crime was not arrested

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