Parts of a vehicle were found Wednesday at Voëlklip near Herolds Bay in the Southern Cape after a mother and her two children went missing Tuesday afternoon after being on Herolds Bay beach.
Police’s search was extended Wednesday to Voëlklip, a popular fishing and lookout point. By Wednesday afternoon, no vehicles or bodies had been found, police confirmed.
Heidi Scheepers, 35, and her two children, Cuzette, 6, a pupil of the Up with Downs school in George, and Hugo, 2, were last seen late Tuesday on the beach at Herolds Bay. She and the children left in their Volkswagen Caravelle with the registration number CAW 66036, but never showed up at home.
Scheepers allegedly did not take her cellphone with her. The family apparently went to the beach on Tuesday afternoon. Scheepers’ husband apparently walked back to the store to where his car was parked. Everyone would meet at home, but she didn’t show up.
Apparently there was nothing extra packed like bottles for the kids.
Capt. Police spokesman Malcolm Pojie said late Wednesday afternoon parts of a vehicle were found near Voëlklip. It has not yet been confirmed that the parts of the Caravelle originate. “No bodies have been found yet.”
He said divers and search teams were still on the scene late afternoon and would continue to search until the light no longer allowed it.
Pojie urged people not to spread all sorts of information and rumors about the incident on social media.
Etienne said earlier that they were very worried and that his daughter was disabled. He did not answer his cellphone again later.
Scheepers’ disappearance became apparent early Tuesday morning on the Georgiet Staan Saam Facebook page, where people were asked to be on the lookout for the vehicle. The news has apparently been spread on WhatsApp groups earlier.
People expressed their shock on Facebook about the incident. Business knowledge has shown that the couple is very friendly and that Cuzette has a calm, calm personality.