Traces show that the Volkswagen Caravelle, in which Heidi Scheepers and her two children crashed 120 meters into the sea at Voëlklip on Tuesday, drove straight from the parking lot at the viewpoint over the abyss.
There has been speculation that she was deliberately driving over the cliff, the allegations have not been made clear right now and the police and family do not want to say anything.
A broken Ettienne Scheepers attended a memorial service on Friday night for his two-year-old son, Hugo.
Hugo’s body was taken from the South Cape on Thursday.
On Saturday afternoon, a resident of Herolds Bay saw a woman’s body floating in the water near the main beach.
Police brought her to shore just before 3 p.m.
It is assumed that it was Heidi.
Her six-year-old daughter, Cuzette, is still gone and the search continues.
On Friday night, a broken Etienne Scheepers, Heidi’s husband attended the Little Farm Preschool, and placed a cross of roses and lit a candle for his son.
Crying friends and acquaintances stood in a circle around the cross singing and praying for the mother and daughter.
Pictures and letters made by Hugo, children, and members of the public were put on show at the memorial wall.
“Dearest little Hugo, your time on earth was so short and short. Just know aunty loved you. You were so much fun. Your place is empty. I’m really going to miss you, ”one of the notes says.
Heidi, 35, who rented out holiday apartments, was a wonderful mother and person, a member of the community said on Monday. He says the family was happy and nothing out of the ordinary.
The happy family photos on their Facebook pages also speak of an ordinary, close family.
The chassis of the car was pulled out of the water on Thursday afternoon.
Someone who helped tow the vehicle out of the ocean says there was almost nothing left of the vehicle.
“The car was wrecked by the forces of the water and the rocks and the mussels for two days. We raised it to see if there were bodies below or inside, but there was nothing.
“They wanted to leave the vehicle there, but when they pulled up the cables, the vehicle came along and it was then pulled out of the water.”
Heidi was last seen alive late Tuesday afternoon when she, Ettienne and the children went for a walk along the beach.
Ettienne then walked back from the beach to his establishment, the Herolds Bay Cafe.
Heidi and the children left in the car and when they did not return, there were initially fears that she was kidnapped.
But the next morning, it was clear that the Caravelle had crashed over the cliff when parts of the car were found on the slopes.
Bird cliff is a popular fishing and lookout point near Herolds Bay. The gravel road leading to the parking lot where Heidi drove off is not used regularly.
As a result, police were unable to obtain eyewitness accounts of her last moments, a member of the community policing forum said.
Nine people have lost their lives at Voëlklip since 2015 as they tumbled over the rocks.
The last tragedy was on December 22 last year when a burner knocked Josh Allpas and his brother, Simon, off the rocks. Josh died, but his brother survived.
On November 15, 2015, Werner Finger, 20, Luandro Jansen, 21, and Marnic Els tumbled across the abyss with a Toyota Dakar pickup in the same spot where Heidi was now driving.