“Police found the body at the Vaal dam,” said Colonel Thandi Mbambo from the Free State police station.
Two boys, Bongani Mosia and Nthako Thithi, both aged seven, were reported missing after they were last seen playing under the bridge in Refengkgotso near Deneysville, at around 5pm on Saturday.
Police arrested two men, aged 21 and 32, on Sunday, in connection with the disappearance of the two boys.
Mbambo said the search for the boys was called off after dark on Monday afternoon. The search for the other missing boy will continue on Tuesday morning.