Police in KwaZulu-Natal say DNA results have confirmed that the badly decomposed body of a boy found in Phoenix north of Durban last week is indeed that of Miguel Louw who had been reported missing.

The body was found by police and security guards‚ who were in pursuit of men who had robbed a salon in Phoenix on Monday last week.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbheke says the suspect arrested for kidnapping Louw will now be charged with his murder.