Name: Nhlanhla Mnguni
Died: Missing May 10, 2014; found dead three weeks later
Age at death: 4
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Warrenton, South Africa
Nhlanhla's family says that the four short years he spent with them were "the most beautiful years of our lives because of Nhlanhla’s presence… his presence completed our lives." Nhlanhla did not speak, but he loved music.
Nhlanhla went missing while the family was packing for a long car trip, and could not be found even though his hometown turned out to search for him.
Three weeks later, his body was found stuffed into a drain. An autopsy confirmed he had been murdered. Police are still investigating.