Police are requesting the community’s assistance to find a missing five-year-old. Photo: SAPS, Getty Images
Northern Cape police need assistance to find a five-year-old boy, Le-Virno Van Wyk, who went missing on Tuesday, 31 May.
Several community members reported seeing Le-Virno near a railway at the Skierlik informal settlement in Upington before he disappeared. According to the missing person report filed with the police afterwards, he had been playing with his friends.
Report missing persons to nearest police station
Police spokesperson sergeant Omphile Masegela said community members helped police search the area but could not locate the missing child. Masegela urged the community to report information that might help find the five-year-old in the meantime.
Report a missing person at your nearest police station immediately;
Produce a recent photograph of the missing person, if possible;
Give a complete description of the missing person’s last whereabouts, clothes worn, and any information that can assist the investigating officer;
Complete and sign a SAPS 55(A) form. This form safeguards the SAPS from hoax reports and indemnifies the SAPS to distribute the photograph and information of the missing person;
Obtain the investigating officer’s contact details, and send any additional information that might become available;
If a missing person is found or returns voluntarily, immediately inform the investigating officer.
Missing six-year-old found dead in Jukskei River
Meanwhile, police are investigating the death of a missing six-year-old boy after finding him dead in the Jukskei River on 24 June last year.
Police spokesperson lieutenant-colonel Mavela Masondo said the young boy’s family had reported him missing two weeks earlier. Masondo confirmed that the body of Kwanda Dladla was found in the Jukskei River.