Mom of Grade 1 boy who was killed by dad: ‘Identifying his body was extremely difficult’

Dylan Neethling, 7.

The mother of a Grade 1 boy who was shot and killed by his father on Sunday has said that identifying her son’s body was an extremely difficult thing to do, Netwerk24 reports. Nandia Neethling, 38, reportedly said no one suspected that her estranged husband, Johan Neethling, 69, would shoot their 7-year old son Dylan before turning the gun on himself.

Dylan was a pupil at the Panorama Primary Welgelegen school in Cape Town. According to Western Cape police, the incident took place at around 03:00 on Sunday at the family’s home in Panorama, News24 reported on Tuesday.

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