Cape Town – Police in Cape Town on Wednesday called for public assistance in locating a missing girl.
Amiera Hendricks, 14, from Bonteheuwel, went missing on January 6 and was last seen by her grandmother as she left their Cassia Street home, not to return.
In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the girl suffered from mental illness.
According to Rwexana, Hendricks was last seen wearing a blue dress, navy tights, as well as a black striped Adidas jacket and light blue slip-ons on his feet.
The young teenager is tall and slender, with dark eyes and brown hair.
There are no tattoos or scars mentioned on her body and she weighs around 60kg. She has a wide nose with a thin upper lip and a thicker lower lip.
Her grandmother reported her missing to Bishop Lavis Police Station.
Rwexana urged witnesses to provide information that could lead Hendricks to return home.
In another incident on Sunday, the body of a woman believed to be 30 was found at the Sea Point swimming pool, also in Cape Town.
The woman wore a pair of black tights and a pink bikini bra.
South Africa has seen an upsurge in attacks on women and children in recent years, including rape and murder, some of the crimes perpetrated by people known to the victims.
African News Agency (ANA)