The body of a woman was found in the water near Herolds Bay on Saturday afternoon.
Capt. Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie said the body of a woman was found in the water near Herolds Bay around 2pm. It was handed over to the forensic expert unit. He did not want to confirm whether it was Heidi Scheepers’ body, and said the body still had to be formally identified.
They searched for Scheepers and her daughter, Cuzette, 6, on shore and sea without interruption on Saturday after the body of her two-year-old son, Hugo, was found in the sea.
Scheepers and her children have been missing since late Tuesday after being last seen on the beach at Herolds Bay and left with a Volkswagen Caravelle.
Hugo’s body was found in his car seat in the sea at Voëlklip in the Herolds Bay area on Thursday. It drifted near the Caravelle wreck found on the rocks Wednesday. The wreckage was visible at low tide,
Pojie said the police dive unit was deployed at sea and land.
“We are exploring all possibilities. They are still considered missing persons, but we center our search around the Voëlklip area.
“Divers continue to search for them and have been deployed off the coast of Wilderness. They patrol a boat all the way to Mossel Bay, with the focus of course at Voëlklip, where the wreck was found, ”Pojie says.
He says the Caravelle was unrecognizably destroyed, with mainly the chassis remaining.
“Clues will be followed. We will investigate the remains of the vehicle for new leads. ”
Meanwhile, a photo of the wreck was revealed.
Scheepers’ husband, Etienne, is the owner of the Herolds Bay Cafe.