The body of a woman (31) was discovered early Saturday morning at a popular tidal pool in Hermanus.
A security guard found the body in a wooded area along a path leading to Fick’s Pool,
The body was hanging from a tree.
Police have apparently arrested a man known to the woman at the scene.
The shocked and traumatized family of the woman says she was four months pregnant and leaves three sons aged 15, 10 and three years.
Shocked residents and holidaymakers gathered at the scene as police and the forensic unit combed the scene.
The woman’s mother and sister cried bitterly as the woman’s father walked around in a daze, saying, “That’s my baby girl. It’s my baby. ”
The family says they searched for her on Saturday morning after she didn’t show up for work.
The woman and her sister are caregivers of elderly patients.
The woman’s sister says she lived for her children and was a loving person who enjoyed her job as a caregiver for the elderly.
Fadila September, a spokesman for the Hermanus police station, confirmed the incident.